Field Notes: Volume 16, Number 14
This Week’s Harvest
While we strive for consistency at the Ecosystem Farm, we ask that our SHAREholders please keep in mind that Friday and Tuesday harvests will not always be the same.
For your convenience, an exact harvest list will be posted in the packing shed.
It was a race against the clock this week to get things planted for fall. The brassicas were well beyond ready to go into the ground and the weather was unsure if it wanted to cooperate. Planting in dry ground would be ideal but even the slightest bit of moisture can make this soil heavy and difficult to handle. Luckily, with only a bit of drops on their heads, our farm crew planted plenty of cauliflower and broccoli to be ready for harvesting in the fall.
Along with the unpredictable weather comes unpredictable pests and disease issues which leaves us wondering what we’ll harvest next. But things still looks promising. Our tomatoes and rainbow chard are doing quite well and our heirlooms and figs are well on their way to greatness.
As we embark on the last leg of summer and the second half of our CSA season, we appreciate the few bursts of moving air that break up the humid August days. Although they only provide seconds of relief, they remind us that cooler and calmer days lie ahead here at the farm and we will appreciate the bounty of new crops they bring.
Below, photos from this week on the Ecosystem Farm. Click images to enlarge, or view them on Flickr.