Perhaps memory is unreliable, but I certainly don’t remember another time when the weather jumped from feeling like to 40 degrees in the daytime to feeling like 4 degrees at night! What a dramatic end to this wacky summer. My heart goes out to those who had to face Tornadoes tearing through their farms on top of everything else.
Fearing an early frost, Saturday was spent trying to harvest anything that might be damaged, so there will be lots of Peppers, Eggplants and Beans in your shares this week along with what will likely be the last of the Cukes. Zucchinis and Field Tomatoes. In the end we never did get a frost, so fingers crossed for another few weeks of some of those tender crops.
We have a good crop of Butternut Squash in the field right now that could use a few more Sunny days and mild nights to ripen up too. If that humidity can take a break ’till next Summer this Farmer would appreciate it, nice fall days in the low 20’s are my favourite time to be in the garden! I wonder if I love Squash so much because I associate it with this time of the year.
The cooler weather has also enticed Peter out of the house for a little yard work so I think between the two of us we might finally get our farm membership signs up at the road. Now if only we could find the time to build an actual farm sign!
- Summer Squash (farm)
- Winter Squash (Toronto)
- Some combination of Chard, Collards, Lettuce and Cabbage
- Parsley and Basil