Cold Nights and Guest Potatoes — Knuckle Down news, Week 12

September has arrived and boy did it arrive with cold snap. A low of 4ºC on Friday night had me scrambling about looking for frost covers for all of those sensitive crops that we can usually expect to harvest for another six weeks! Thankfully, although the temperature did dip dramatically there is very little evidence of frost damage, only a few leaves nipped here and there. I’ve got my hopes up that the warm fall I’ve been hearing so much about will be rolling in anytime now and we can save our frost covers for October.

Tucked in for the night

In other news, we will have a guest appearance of potatoes in your shares this week. Those of you who have been with me for a while will remember Kate, right now she is farming out near Ottawa. Her farm planted far too many potatoes this year and I didn’t plant any and because she was planning a trip out this way anyway we decided to do a veggie swap. Yay for potatoes, I do love eating them so next year I will make sure to get some in on time!

Morning Coffee Meeting

The next big job for this season is bringing in the storage onions, the crop looks pretty good I think and if we get a few dry days I will start pulling them this week and you will start seeing them shortly after that.

This weeks’ shares:

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini or Cucumbers
  • Lettuce
  • Baby Leeks
  • Kale
  • Hot peppers
  • Herbs

— Jenny

 

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