Our Summer drought has ended. After less than 2 inches of rain all July, August and into the 2nd week of September, we got 4 inches of rain in 3 days. This was greatly needed for our fall crops, which have been planted into dry, dusty soil. Our fall greens: Tat Soi, other Chois, Arugula, Mizuna, Spinach and others all needed some water to start growing. Turnips- Gold, red, and white, as well as several varieties of winter radishes all had been dormant until the rains arrived. It will be another month before we start harvesting them, but will have them into December.
Our kales, cabbage and broccoli greatly benefited from all the rains.
We’re still picking much of our summer crops--peppers, eggplants and tomatoes, beans and squashes. We will only have all of these another month or so. Winter squashes are now being picked and put into storage for distribution over the next weeks until the end in December. Next week we plan on digging our sweet potatoes and will have them until our final delivery as well. Happy Fall, enjoy the season’s bounty, winter is around the corner!