Frosty Mornings; Farm Shares

We have had a bit of time to unwind from the rigors of the growing season and think about next year.  I’ve updated our farm share program and we are now ready to take subscribers.  We will be delivering the shares to Lynchburg on Wednesday afternoons starting April 24.  Delivery sites are to be determined.  See our farm share page for more info, and contact me if you are interested.

Bringing in the crops for the last weekly harvest in October.  Still color on the trees just a few short weeks ago!

We got our garlic in the ground last month.  Three varieties this year, including some of our own crop of German Extra Hardy.

The first hard frost from several weeks ago.

It’s always amazing to see just how hardy some of the greens are.  And so much sweeter after the frost.  We are hoping to add another high tunnel this winter, if time allows!  I would love to extend our harvest season through December next year if possible.

Tithonia, a flower volunteer in this year’s celery patch.

Still looking for pollen, in the frost-fried nasturtiums.

An amazing carrot harvest for the Thanksgiving market.

We cleaned out the beans, peppers, and ginger from the high tunnel and planted a mixture of cold-hardy greens to experiment with winter growing.

Gavin, always busy.  Now he has time to work on the maintenance and building projects: here, fixing a leak on the tractor.

And getting to do some work on the shed that was started over a year ago.  Should be under cover in another day’s work!

2 thoughts on “Frosty Mornings; Farm Shares

  1. DM says:

    Wow..when I saw that picture of those carrots , my first thought was, boy I wish someone could teach me how to grow carrots like that. beautiful! DM

    • Meredith says:

      Thanks. I was about to give up on carrots until we had such a great fall crop this year… the main problem is getting them to germinate at a good spacing and keeping them free of weeds! Pelleted seeds seem to work best for us, especially if we are just broadcasting them by hand; you can see where they are going and how well they are spaced. Then keep them moist until germination, which can take several weeks. Carrots are definitely a challenging crop!

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