I returned to the Micro Farm on Saturday evening after driving back from our visit and vacation in Maine. It was a wonderful time. I learned more about my family history and visited where my great-great grandparents farm was, and learned about their farm.
I went cautiously into the beds this afternoon to see what I could see. I also needed to harvest several items so I could submit them to the fair this week. The Pruden’s Purple tomatoes are huge.
Fortunately, four rutabagas grew because I needed all four to submit them to the fair.
I pulled several parsnips as well. I think they look a bit small. Their maturity date is about 120 days. They look good just small. Another first so I feel good about how they are doing so far.
That was my first look. After taking my submissions to the fair I went back into the beds and explored more. Wow, did I miss a lot at first.
More tomatoes that were hiding in the back. Peppers, tomatillos, cucumbers. It is a big box. Now, to the eating! I am not sure I even know where to start.
After hearing that food prices are going to be going up this Fall and Winter, I have been thinking about what I can plant now to harvest later this Fall. I know I will need to get the hoops up for the Fall crops.
What will you plant for Fall harvests? Are you concerned about food prices coming up?
I’m running on fumes and need to get some rest so this post is short.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.