Another gorgeous day out there. Picking field kale and greenhouse spinach is going to be a snap today. Last week it was so warm that we IRRIGATED the greenhouses. We have never done this in the winter before because you don't want to irrigate and then have the ground freeze hard and solid while the soil is saturated. Last week it just felt right. We knew that there were a string of warm days and relatively warm nights coming up, so we turned on the irrigation. It felt slightly surreal. Overhead rotating sprinklers dousing 3 beds of greens at a time in the greenhouse is a picture I associate with fall and spring, not February. It felt like spring- a direct visceral reminder of what April feels like, the push and power of spring that that month embodies. In a normal winter the water that we give the greens in the greenhouses in the fall is enough to grow them through the winter. That probably would have been the case this year too, but since we had the opportunity to try out winter irrigating, we decided to take it. We'll see what it does to all that spinach! The smallest greenhouse is not set up with overhead irrigation. We decided to leave that one unirrigated as a control.
Distribution is this Wednesday from 2-6pm. As usual, if you cannot make it we can box a share for you for $6. The boxes can be pick up Thur-Sat from 9am-5pm.
Payment IN FULL for the winter CSA is due by March 7th, the last winter CSA day.
The 2012 Summer CSA is now on sale. The cost is $520 (up $10 from last year, or about 40 cents more per week). You can pay in full, in 4 installments of $130, or secure a spot with a $50 down payment. We hope you join us!
onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, spinach, komatusuna, kale, (collards are completely wind burned), cabbage, Napa cabbage, winter squash, red beets, mixed gold/chioggia beets, parsnips, scarlet turnips, purple top and gold ball turnips, celeriac, kohlrabi, watermelon radishes, spanish radishes, and rutabagas.
See you soon!