July 30, 2013

Notes from the field

"Finding perfection in imperfection. . ." workshare member and college english professor J. Guilmette's note on finishing the harvest of our spring carrot planting.

You all may notice some variously "perfect" carrots in your bag this week. . .

. . . A known issue in our growing field this season are wite worms.  Wire worms are small, dark, elongated, copper-toned larvae of the Click Beetle.  They affect vegetable crops by boring into the crowns of roots, stunting growth of seets, and are predominant in spring and fall.  A few ways to manage them are through cover crop and field crop rotation as well as through using integrated pest management (IPM) (I just learned this, very cool.)

What's in the bag

  • Salad Mix
  • Green Pepper
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Beans
  • Cucumber (slicing and pickling)
  • Summer squash
  • Zucchini

The multiple legged carrots grew as a result of a microscopic nematode that affects the root development of a carrot. . .

We could not bare to see so many imaginative carrots go to waste so we packed a combination of our #1 and #2 grade carrots for us all to enjoy.

What's coming.... More potatoes

Many thanks,  Dig Deep