Posted by Rowena @ 09:08 PM PDT
Moonstruck Farms CSA[ Member listing ]
13 Jun · Wed 2012
While my head is not spinning I thought I would take a moment to sit down and update you to some changes. Sales are climbing so we are only growing for the CSA at this time, and what a relief that is. It was hard growing for the larger basket requirements for the co-ops and keeping up with a wide variety of plantings for the CSA. It also allows us to make some changes that were needed. When we started root crops in August last year outside they did not succeed. It was not early enough so this year we are reserving a few rows outside to plant in the next couple of weeks of carrots and other root crops. This way we will have a supply outside and inside the greenhouses hopefully fixing a long awaited problem of enough carrots for the year. With sales up it looks like the large onion order I made is not going to be enough so we will have to rely on green onions through the winter though I am hoping the red onions will last until December. I am also going to try Crystal Wax onions from seed in the greenhouses that are a small bulb like onion. We will be taking the new greenhouse out of production in August clearing it for an September planting of greens, radishes, etc. thus allowing the old greenhouse to continue production of the summer crops until they die out in November/December. We will then clear and reamend planting as soon as the day length starts to return towards the end of January leaving January for onion/garlic planting again for the next year. In the meantime the poultry operation is well underway with Cornish growing like crazy and little tiny turkeys who are already spreading their wings and strutting their stuff saying "Yes, I am the man"....someone needs to tell them they are not even the size of a softball yet!! Moonstruck signing off!