Celebrating a Very Productive July
AUGUST 9th 2022
We harvested a whopping 2,500 pounds of produce during the month of July! This means that despite very hot temperatures and a drought, we were able to double our production over that of last July. If you’re curious what we’re currently harvesting, you can check out the list below. Our certified organic produce is available at our farm stand every Saturday, through our Vegetable Share, and can be enjoyed on the menus of several Houston-area restaurants listed in this post.
All eight rows of the cover crops we planted are looking lush and healthy. We’re predominantly using cowpeas as our cover crop this summer since they are suited to growing in the high heat and humidity of July and August. As the cowpeas grow, they will work to fix beneficial nitrogen in the soil, reduce erosion, and add organic matter to the soil once they’re mowed down. At that point, the beds will be ready for fall crops! If you’re curious what they look like, you can see the first rows we planted at the beginning of July in the photo below.
We’ve officially reached the summer lull. Summer planting has pretty much come to an end and it’s too hot to begin starting seeds for fall. Even though there is a lull in planting, there is still a lot of work to do on the farm, including harvesting the abundance of summer crops that are still producing, tending to other field needs, as well as a few special projects around the site. And, we’re polishing up our crop plan for the fall season! Since it will most likely be a warm fall, we’re adapting our crop plan accordingly. We’ll make sure to let you know as soon as we start seeds for the next season!
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Sweet and Hot Peppers, Armenian and Suyo Long Cucumbers, Italian and Asian Eggplants, Long Beans, Scallions, Zucchini, Tromboncino, Okra, Roselle Greens, Malabar Spinach, Sweet Potato Greens, Bitter Melon, Korean Melon, Kajari Melon, Cantaloupe, and Basil