This week we started planting our fall brassica (cabbage family) crops. The picture above is our Kale planting crew at the end of the day this Thursday. We planted acres and acres of Cabbage, Kale, Collards, and fall Broccoli, hoping for an abundant fall!
Fennel (end of the week)
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This past week we actually saw things dry out a bit, and we were able to get into the fields and make a dent in the weeds by doing some serious cultivation with the tractors. However, we are starting to see some of the effects of too much water falling from the sky over an extended period.
Some of our fields have patches where water was standing or where the drainage just couldn’t keep up with the rainfall. When that happens we get uneven stands of crops. Our Spring Broccoli was affected the worst by this, there were spots where it looked great and spots where it was stunted and did not produce at all. This turned a crop that we had hoped to put in all the boxes into a Premium box only item.
We’re seeing the effect on several other crops, notably our first planting of Summer Squash, but we’re hoping with some dryer days that they will bounce back.
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