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Winterizing the farm with cover crops

Posted 10/27/2017

Fall cover crops, carrots, beets, pumpkinsFall cover crops, carrots, beets, pumpkinsHere in the Cowichan Valley, the fall weather patterns have been much easier to work with this year as far as getting cover crops in the ground. The vintage seeder you see in the foreground was a big help for getting cover on the larger areas, and our fantastic farm intern did outstanding work manually seeding fall rye and clover between the rows. I left a small patch of sugar pie pumpkins in this field--likely thinking about the possibility of more pie for second Thanksgiving.

Harvesting the fall carrots and beets this October has also been rewarding, with three new places where people can find our produce added in the last few weeks.

Big shout out of thanks to Erika, the fantastic, full season intern this year!

More big thanks to the great folks at the Root Cellar, SPUD, and West Coast Pantry....Victoria farm friends, find our tasty carrots, butternuts, beets, delicata and acorn squash on their tables in coming weeks.