The exciting transition to cool weather crops is in full swing. The seasonal transition has always been exciting due to the new variety of crops we get to grow but its never been more exciting than in this climate. After an extended season of warm weather crops the cool weather crops are maturing nicely and even gave some good early harvests in September and early October. The somewhat cooler weather we have been experiencing has also knocked down the cucumber beetle invasion we have been experiencing alleviating some of the crop damage that has been rampant this fall making whole plantings go to the compost pile. The beauty of Louisiana is we get three full growing seasons........and fall has just begun. The broccoli is beautiful and the cabbage loopers haven't found them yet. No worries though, we are standing by with the Bt (an all natural biological control method for caterpillars....approved by OMRI) ready to combat them if they do show up........Now if we could only get some relief from this drought fall would be amazing!! I have been waiting all summer to eat salads again and the greens are particularly beautiful right now.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )