Story of the Season

What season? The cold season! What crops? Let’s talk about Basil, Lettuce, and Kale for starts–

Tales from the high tunnel – October 15th, after 2 nights of mid-20 temps.

This is the red Butterhead lettuce and the green Oakleaf. You can see they have been tucked into their very own row cover–that’s the white spun fabric I’ve pulled back for the picture. They look tender and yummy!

This, on the other hand, is the Basil, to the left, and Lacinato kale, to the right. They, too, have had their own row cover, but not with the same results. The Basil is frozen through and through, the Lacinato will live for another day, or two, or three, or for however long it takes the roots to tire of restoring a frozen plant.

Despite this outcome and the total deadness of the garden outside the high tunnel, we will have our very last CSA Pickup Thursday, October 18th. The Share will have Red Cabbage, Celery, Bell Pepper, Shishito Peppers, Onion, Lettuce, Broccolini, Heirloom tomato, and Buttercup squash. 🙂

The Farmer’s Wife

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