As August comes to a close we find ourselves more carefully checking the night time low temperatures. The potential frost warning this past week marked the start of our fall-like awareness and planning. We start to close our tunnels at night, helping to keep our peppers and tomatoes comfortable. More cool season and frost-hardy varieties are on the horizon in the weeks to come, including spinach, beets, swiss chard, and winter squash.
Last week's shares included a hot and spicy banana pepper, but we're still sitting on our bell peppers. We have a bunch of peppers of the bushes but are waiting for them to ripen beyond an early green state so that when you receive them they'll be all the sweeter for it.
We grow our peppers in a protected tunnel, so we're not so worried about the change in temperature. Peppers, like tomatoes, benefit a great deal from this form of season extension.
Our tomato plants have been printing tomatoes, providing us much more than enough for our CSA shares and food bank donations. If you or someone you know is interested in our cherry tomatoes, you can now find them available as a standalone item on our website.
This Week's Share
Summer Squash (a.k.a. Zucchini)
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