In your share this week:
- Garlic Scapes - last of the season
- Head Cabbage
- Salad Mix
I a very happy to tell you all that as of today we are pump free! We no longer have water in the basement and the sump hole has remained dry for 24+ hours. Last week we started experimenting with using our septic system again and I can't tell you how enjoyable it is to use our own toilets, take hot showers, do laundry, and wash the dishes without needing to heat pots of water. It's been a long 7 weeks. We are now moving in to clean up mode, which is hampered by the fact that our farm work is at it's height of the season. Baby steps I guess. We'll be put back together eventually.
The head cabbage were finally developed enough to harvest some for the CSA today. This is a new crop variety for us and I think they are beautiful. We've tried growing head cabbage before without much success. This year we tried again, but had enough space to plant them in greenhouses. One of the challenges with growing head cabbage organically is the bugs (caterpillars, grasshoppers, ear wigs, and some kind of root maggot looking things). Bugs love to crawl all over the cabbages and eat their way inwards through the layers. It's disheartening to see the damage they can do in so little time, especially after waiting so long for the heads to form. Fortunately, the bugs are keeping away from the cabbage this year (mostly). We didn't see alot of damage to outside leaves, and even cut open a few heads just to make sure. We try hard to look over all our produce and sort out anything that has the potential for a buggy suprise.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!