Hello from Shaker Organic Gardens, August 2017


The latest updates on Shaker Organic Gardens
from Stacey Cooper, Co-op Organic Farm Manager

 


We have been harvesting lots of carrots, cabbage, scallions, greens cucumbers, summer squash, rutabaga and leeks.

We have cleaned out sections of the center field and cover cropped as well as covered some areas with plastic to try to knock the weeds without tilling.

Three and a half rows of strawberries were transplanted into our new raised beds, more to come!

We have been seeding spinach, arugula, radish and lettuce for later fall harvest. With any luck the flea beetles will let us harvest them. Japanese beetle and root maggot pressure have been very limited this season so our fall root crops are looking better than ever.

A ground hog or raccoon got into our small patch of ornamental corn so we may or may not have corn stalks for fall decor this year.

We are just starting to clean and grade our garlic, but it will take another week or two to finish. You can find our first round of table garlic in the produce department this week!