Theda’s Farm Report – 11/2/19
An Abundant Harvest
Wow it’s November and we are still going strong! Last week we harvested and delivered over 650 pounds of beautiful organic produce that included: spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, turnips, peppers, a few tomatoes, beet greens, radishes, scallions, garlic, and winter squash. With winter temperatures predicted for next weekend, that variety will probably be greatly diminished. We do have a tunnel full of spinach that hasn’t been touched and there may be some other cool weather greens under row cover that will continue to provide for us.
Visit from Harpswell Academy Students
Our group of Harpswell
Academy students returned on Wednesday and this week they worked on harvesting the rest of the carrots and turnips. As usual, they were a big help and seemed to enjoy the work. They were featured on the front page
of the Times Record
newspaper. This week we hope they will help top beds with compost for winter protection.
Irrigation Project Completed
A couple of big projects got completed this week. John spent lots of time and energy digging a deep trench for a water line down to the garden. Now we will have water year-round for our washing station and the greenhouses. This is a big deal for us. Thanks, John!
Daffodil Tribute on Saturday
Saturday we had seven volunteers, 3.75 new ones! With the help of all these volunteers and Patty, we planted over 400 daffodils to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. It’s always gratifying to see your work bursting forth in a blaze of color in the Spring. So many hands made the work go so fast that we were able to spread compost on two plots for winter protection and tarp two more plots for weed control. Of course, we will have to remove all these before the snow builds up.
I think that’s it. Theda