Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tri Community Co-op/Busy Weekend

Friday was delivery day for Tri Community Co-Op in Wrightwood who provide their members with a beautiful basket of produce every 2 weeks. You can order eggs, chicken and other items on a biweekly basis also if you like. Phil here is showing you an example of the basket, there should have been more in the basket but I had to leave before they finished. If interested contact them at .

Over the last few days I spent time making sure the potatoes were covered in the field due to the temperatures dropping, and covered the new snow peas and barely emerging spinach. The radishes are hardy and have not even slowed down with the cooler temps and the shallots are going just crazy.

I also had fun (not really) disinfecting Coop #1 for the chicks that need to be transferred out there. I spent half the time shooing away determined hens from their favorite nests; next time they go out to free range when I do this!

The Revolution lettuce (previous picture) is transplanted in the greenhouse along with a few more kale; the rest are slotted to go outside under row covers this week. Jerricho romaine was started in trays this week; with luck this will continue lettuce production through the summer season. This lettuce is successfully grown in Israel's heat so hopefully it will do well here too.

Today, the tomato field amending was begun with the manure from Coop #1 and a wheat cover crop should be sown by the end of the week as long as the temperatures increase as predicted.

Thanks for tuning in!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Rowena! The photo of Phil is fantastic. You sure have a lot on your plate, and I can't wait to buy your potatoes!!!