Wednesday, September 21, 2011
We've Got Greens - Even After the Freeze
Last week’s freeze cut our hoped-for primary growing season short by a few weeks. Most of the heat-loving vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, have turned from green to black. In any given year, a freeze of this magnitude is possible on or around September 15, but it is still a bit of a letdown — perhaps more so because our spring didn’t really arrive in earnest until almost June 1! That’s a short season. Nevertheless, we have already produced over 17,000 pounds of nutritious produce for our clients. The other good news is that we’re not even close to finished. We’ll be harvesting several thousand pounds of hearty greens --spinach, arugula, bok choi, broccoli, and cabbage -- well into October, if not later, using season extension techniques. So come on out to Belle Plaine and help us bring in the fall harvest!