And so another summer has come to an end. Many thanks to those of you who had summer shares in our CSA! We hope to see you again next year. As for the rest of you, we’ve been busy planting lots of greens and nursing along our root vegetables. I’m very excited to see how our sweet potatoes will do. As some of you may remember, we planted them a bit late this summer and then deer ate some 200 plants (directly after we’d planted them) so we had to do a second planting, which set us even further behind schedule. But I’m still hopeful!
Also, now is the time to plant garlic and spring shallots. Last week I bought our seed garlic at Hacienda Shiloh. Located just a few miles away, Hacienda Shiloh sells garlic, perennials, and there are walls filled with colorful packages of culinary herbs, medicinal herbs, teas… The profusion of scents alone is worth a visit!
And, on another note, this Saturday, October 2nd, we’ll be hosting the National Solar Tour (NST) from 8am to 4pm. The NST, now in its 15th year, is the world’s largest solar event! Over 5,000 home and business owners, volunteers, solar installers, public officials and grassroots organizations conduct open house tours of their energy efficient and solar-powered homes, businesses, schools and public agencies. While the greenhouse is still under construction, the solar system is up and running. So please come and check it out! Bill will be doing presentations, I’ll be providing snacks and for those interested in a closer look, we’ll have demonstrative systems from Earthnet Energy & Heat Transfer Products.
We hope to see you there!