[CSA Adventures] Winding down

August 26, 2010
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Well, folks …

My garden has been so abundant with produce that … er … well … I sent an email to my CSA today, canceling our service for the next quarter. I really enjoyed it, but at this point, I’m growing more food than we need. I’m growing so much that I took extra tomatoes and cucumbers to the neighbors on both sides today.

We’ll still be getting a CSA box for the next couple weeks, but after that, we’ll be done. I’m looking forward to gardening through the winter and learning a lot about leaf and root crops. I haven’t done much with them before, and it’s going to be a bit more difficult, I suspect. My lettuces tend to get eaten by bugs. Need to figure out what to do about that.

On the bright side, we’ve got a long list of things we want to try growing over the winter — more than I’d expected. Peas, carrots, cabbages of various kinds, lettuces, spinach, beets (!), maybe even some artichokes and asparagus if I can figure out where to put them. Onions of course, and garlic, and potatoes. Home-grown potatoes are just … they are so amazing. We got a few over the summer and they were so good!

No winter squash this year. I’m still a bit mopey about that, but we’ll get some from Bates Nut Farm like we usually do, and maybe I’ll grow some next year. I’m hoping to go apple-picking at some point in the fall, too.

So that’s the deal — figured I’d letcha know. Full speed ahead on the garden! Wa-haa!

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