Fall crops are on the way

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We are eating well in Davis, California. Below is an update from Raoul about the UC Davis Student Farm fall planting.

Carrots, beets, spinach, rutabagas, turnips, radishes, daikon, cilantro and fennel are in the solarized beds germinating. We also transplanted broccoli, cabbage, collards, kale, cauliflower, and kohlrabi. Fall crops are on the way.

We need now to protect them from weeds, rabbits, squirrels, bugs, and diseases. If we are successful, everyone eats.

If not, the village goes hungry and we go back to hunting/gathering (which would make for an interesting CSA basket).

Today’s baskets include: peppers, okra, onions, garlic, chard, basil, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, jujubes (not certified organic), figs, grapes, long beans, and eggplant.

The produce was picked and packed with love by: Judy, Larisa, Kori, Jesse, Jessica, Ari, Ethan and Raoul

Follow Pamela Ronald:

Pamela Ronald is Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, where she studies the role that genes play in a plant’s response to its environment. Her research focuses on the genetics of rice. With her husband, she co-wrote Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food. She writes a blog of the same name.