Happy Trails ’till Next Season — Knuckle Down News, Week 20

garden tools

It seems like we’ve come full circle this season form a too wet Spring to a flooded fall. Thankfully I took a few hours on warm Saturday morning, before the rains came, to dig out most of the root crops for this week. Onions and Squash are already stored and dry, so I shouldn’t have too much wading in the field to do.

The celeriac, which I had been leaving in the ground in the hope that if would get a little bit bigger did not like saturated clay soil where it was planted this year. I had thought with all the rain it would be nice and big like the radishes, but I think the corner of the garden where it was planted is just too heavy, the parsley and kale from that area also seemed a little stunted. Some extra soil building attention will have to be paid to those beds!

grey gold green

So you will be getting celeriac this week, but it is small and dense, probably best used to flavour a soup or stew rather than roasted up or used for a salad.

Your shares will be heavy this week, with lots of lovely Squash coming again from Eva Mae as well as an assortment of roots, so Toronto members if you’re coming on foot or by bike, be sure to bring a good backpack! Speaking of Toronto members, Ernest and I will be at the pick-up this week to say hello to everyone, so bring along any thoughts you might have about the season or hopes for next year.

Thanks again to all of you for your support in this adventure!  With all the ups and downs and unpredictability of farming it’s great to know you are all at my back.

 

In your share this week:

  • Squash
  • Onions
  • Rutabaga or Turnips
  • Celeriac
  • Leeks
  • Kale
  • Mustard Greens
  • Kohlrabi, Cabbage or Radishes.
  • Herbs

— Jenny

 

jenny in the greenhouse

 

jenny in the greenhouse closer up

 

blurry road ahead