|First soil building cover crops are in!|
We did get a bit more rain yesterday morning which came just at the right time, as last week we had lifted most of our storage onions to cure and Michael had prepped beds ready for cover crop seeding. We are using a mixture of rye/vetch and oats/vetch this year. These cover crops help to prevent soil erosion in winter along with adding organic matter to the soil. We are adding the vetch this year to help add more nitrogen to the soil.
#healthysoils #buildingsoil #organicfarming
We would love to say the drought is over but it is a long way from that. Our stream still has not come back yet, even though our grass is looking rather green again. Sprinklers did go back on last week to help water in transplants and lots of direct seeding that we did. So keep up the rain dances as we still need lots more of it!
|Our trusty spade said enough is enough!|
Lettuce - Please be aware the lettuce may be a little bitter due to lack of water
Kohlrabi - We uncovered these this week to do some weeding and we are not sure how but they are huge! These are meant to be for later in the season but due to the size and that we do not want them to split we are going to pick the largest ones to go in this weeks boxes
Thyme - If you do not want to use this fresh place your thyme in a brown paper bag to dry. Once dry strip leaves or leave on the stem and store in a mason jar for use through winter.
Eggplant - Iman bageldi or spiced eggplant and tomato