Seeding day & Harvest day
Boxes were nearly finished by the time I arrived at the farm
It’s the final week for the Early Spring Greens Share
And both on-farm interns are settled in
Bob decides the final positioning for the radishes
he likes vegetables in boxes to be aligned the same way
Spinach, Radishes, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Kale, Bok Choi, & some Pea Shoots
Heat-loving plants are in the greenhouse
Here are Peppers & Eggplant
There’s also Tomatoes, Okra, & Curcubits – like Summer Squash and Cucumbers.
In the tunnel nearby are Beans, Basil, Celeriac, & Lettuce
Bob picked out the day’s varieties for the seeding
Zippy-doodle Chosen packs rest upon sacks of potatoes awaiting planting
Bulls Blood Beets – for Beet Greens, 5 types of Winter Squash, 3 types of Lettuce, 2 types of Dandelion Greens, & 3 types of Storage Cabbage Harvest was almost complete
Boxes covered & tidying up
Other holds down the Yin principle
While Bob writes up the day’s goodness on the chalkboard
I set to filling trays
With the assistance of Other
Handsome bullfrog nearby
There were two types of Baby Blue Hubbard squash
& this one, too
Same vegetable, different variety, mind blown
Here’s a variety of Kabocha type called Sweet Mama
And another Kabocha
(These are my favorite…)
Holy wowie there is fringe on the Waltham Butternut!!
This is the classic Butternut squash.
And another favorite, Honeynut.
For a rich story on the Honeynut squash, click on the link.
A visit to the Cathedral at day’s end to say hello to the plantlings
Then it was time to head back to the house sitting home & tend to the four-leggeds
…Today it’s a Transition day for me, heading home after a stretch at the Northside house.
Blessings on the day
I’m grateful to be a part of something larger than myself, working at Nook & Cranny
Blessings on the Small Organic Farms everywhere.