…and it’s 78 degrees and it sure feels like California weather! And with the cucumbers that I planted at the end of August looking so green and loaded with blooms,
the strawberry towers loaded with big berries, the carrots looking good and the raspberries loaded with ripe fruit, I am having too much fun walking around the farm, harvesting and enjoying the fruit of our summer labor. It is quite rewarding to have a long mild fall, because the farm really does seem to have one last burst of energy
as the plants produce in abundance before the really cold weather sets in.
- Ready to be cleaned and served in an appetizer tray
for a wedding reception today.
These are fun to eat!
Starting cucumbers in late summer works really well if they begin growing in the heat of summer and produce in the cooling weather of fall.
Here is a picture of a variety of cucumbers that we grow here that are fabulous! They don’t get bitter, even when grown during the heat
of summer, the skin is smooth and thin, which means we don’t have to peel, and they taste great! We use them in our garden salads that we serve in the wine garden.
Next post, I will explain how we get them ready to produce even when the weather gets cold.