Planting the First Fall Crops
AUGUST 30th, 2022
A couple of weeks ago we shared in this post that we were in the process of transitioning a couple of our rows back to the High Velocity Farming (HVF) system. The goal is to keep these rows planted with quick-maturing crops that will produce high yields and consistent harvests. We planted the first row with arugula and radishes and as you can see in the photo above, they’ve already germinated! These will be the first fall crops we will be able to harvest and share with you as they will be ready in just under a month. We hope you’re as excited for them as we are!
Aside from the arugula and radishes, we transplanted a fall succession of scallions! Since scallions tend to prefer cooler soil temperatures, we opted to plant them in one of our boxes instead of in the field. This is due to the fact that the soil that fills our boxes doesn’t hold as much heat as the heavier clay soil that is found in our rows. This will hopefully give us a head start so that we can offer scallions to you a little earlier in the season.
Our fall farm programming kicks off on Sunday, September 11th at 1:30pm with our Seasonal Gardening Series: Cool Season Edition! If you’re interested in growing your own vegetables this fall and winter, this is the perfect class for you. Join us on the farm as we discuss how to plan out your garden space with a variety of tasty vegetables during the cooler months. The cost for this class is $10 and is limited to 20 participants. Each participant will be able to take part in hands-on activities in addition to receiving fall and winter gardening resources. To secure your spot, head here!
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Sweet and Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Italian and Asian Eggplants, Long Beans, Zucchini, Tromboncino Squash, Okra, Amaranth Greens, Roselle Greens, Malabar Spinach, Sweet Potato Greens, Bitter Melon, and Basil.