Hard to believe we’re halfway through the season! While there are still 11 weeks of tasty vegetables coming your way, the farm feels like it’s in a transition. Our table of transplants at the greenhouse is almost empty, as we’re nearly done planting for the season. This past week we put in our last successions of kale, chard, and broccoli, finally set up irrigation, and started our hunt for tobacco hornworms. Tobacco hornworms are the caterpillar of the Tobacco hawk moth, a large moth that feeds on tomato flower nectar at dusk and looks like a hummingbird in flight. The bright green caterpillars are hard to spot and very destructive to tomato leaves and fruit, so we’ll be scouting for them regularly. We are also taking the top set of leaves off our Brussels Sprouts in the next few weeks, which allows the plants to put their energy into bulking up the sprouts. These flavorful leaves can be used like other cooking greens, and you’ll be seeing them in the share!
This week we will have:
Chard, Brussels Sprout Leaves, Green Beans, Beets, Lettuce, Napa Cabbage, Green Cabbage, Korean Melons, Tropea Onions, Eggplant, Sweet Peppers, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Cherry Tomatoes
See you at pick-up!
Alessia and Virginia