It's funny how all things are cycles that go round and round and never seem to have a beginning or an end......this is the way I look at growing food.
With the start of our fall season the transition back to cooler weather crops is in full swing!! Harmony, the kids and I were headed down to the barn last night to feed the goats and on the way down we tasted the first of the fall radish crop.....DELICIOUS!! Not even a hint of spice, just cool, clean, crisp goodness. While the fall crops are cycling back in to the mix (by the way the Pac Choi is amazing if you've yet to try it) the warm weather crops are still holding their ground. The new crop of tomatoes are starting to set fruit, the new eggplants (after a DISMAL eggplant year) are blossoming, one last patch of cantaloupe is blooming and the fall snap beans are thinking it might be time! Fall is always my favorite time to grow things. Although the insect pressure always seems to be a little heavier in the fall it is a time of rejuvenation and new crops filtering into the mix......LOVE IT!!
We just cycle from one season to the next and they interchange so beautifully, existing together at times. We always love "transition" times here on the farm!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )