Green Thumb Farm Notes

Notes from Green Thumb Farm 9/22/15

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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.

Notes From Green Thumb Farm 7/3/15

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Happy July - Our crops are coming in now!  Beets - Red, Gold and Chiogga; Carrots - baby orange, red, and rainbow; fennel, two types of Radichio, red and white onions all have started to come in this week.

Still picking peas, (mostly snaps) summer squash has begun and now picking 15 types of lettuce and all sorts of herbs. - So plenty to choose from to bring in the next several weeks.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm 6/11/15

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Summer is almost here and our crops are growing well.  Strawberries are here but only for a couple more weeks, so enjoy them while they’re here.  Peas have begun—sugar snaps, followed by snow peas and then shelling peas.  We’ve been picking spring onions and scallions and will have them for several more weeks.  Swiss chard and beets will be the next to arrive.  Lettuces are doing well and we now have many varieties that we are picking.  Herbs of all sorts are still coming in as well—oregano, chives, savory, dill, cilantro, mint, curly cress, lavender flowers and maybe some others.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm: June edition

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June 1, 2015

This is the start of our 20th CSA season! The years seem to go by so fast.  As the season begins, we would like to welcome back all our returning members who’ve supported our local, seasonal, certified organic, family farm through the years and welcome all our new first time members as well -- WELCOME! 

Notes From Green Thumb Farm

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Mid-August is here and the heat has arrived. After cooler and wetter than normal June and July, we now seem to be ina a hot dry spell.

Summer squash are finally arriving in quantity - our 4th planting - cucumber and pickles - 3rd planting are also doing well. It will be a short season for both of these as September is around the corner and both these crops will begin to go down-hill with the cooler weather.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm

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(Repost of July 31st, 2009 posting)

August is here and the cool damp weather has continued for another month. Our cucumbers and summer squashes have had their yield decreased by over half due to the weather. We’re still waiting to see what the outcome will be on our tomatoes but if this continues it will not be good. We spray no fungicide or other pesticides on these crops so we are very weather dependent.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm

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Our year is coming to a close, and as every year we have had our ups and downs while growing all these delicious organic vegetables.  As seems to be true every year, some crops will do better than others .  Our fall greens have been wonderful; the kales and oriental greens have flourished; our turnips and other root crops are still doing well, too.  Our summer beans, squashes and eggplants all did well.  This year our biggest disappointment had to be our tomato crop.  We lost way too many to diseases brought on by the long periods of wet, damp weather, that happened through

Notes from Green Thumb Farm, 12 November 2007

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farmer-bill.jpgFall now seems to be here - our eggplants and peppers are done for the year. Sweet potatoes and winter squash are still in storage and many types of root crops all will be brought in for the next several weeks. Look for cabbages, oriental and other greens and some herbs as we finish out the year.

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