The hot south wind arrived earlier than anticipated this season. We’re sweating in the middle of February when we usually plan on having two or more layers on to keep us warm. We expect to feel this temperature and humidity in March or April, but this heat wave may catch some of our plantings off guard. Historically February for us has been the best month for the most sensitive crops that don’t do well with heat – butter and French lettuces, specialty radishes, spinach, and Asian mustards (red choy and purple Osaka). We’ve selected varieties of these crops for heat tolerance but sometimes the weather exceeds what the little plants will stand. We’re hoping for a cool down with the passing front and maybe a beneficial amount of rain. We’ll be busy today planting for our spring and early summer crops (beans, peas, melons, and tomatoes). Thank you all for supporting our farm and our friends’ farms throughout fluctuating weather and abundance!
Farmer John’s Field Report 2.20.19
ABUNDANT CROPS THIS WEEK:
SPRING MIX (10lb DEAL!!!),
LETTUCES (ROMAINE, RED BUTTER, GREEN BUTTER),
MIZUNA GREEN (BUNCHED OR LOOSE),
RADISHES (FRENCH BREAKFAST AND EASTER EGGS),
TURNIPS (TOKYO BABY OR JAPANESE LARGE)