Wow, quite a season! After just coming back from the last CSA delivery, I’m always reflective. This season was probably the hottest since I’ve been farming in Otter Tail. It was also one of the driest.
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This made for great crops which love the heat like melons, tomatoes, and anything in the cucurbit family like cucumbers and summer and winter squash. The way the season ran allowed these plants to get established well with heat and moisture and then ripen under dry conditions. It’s a good recipe for good looking produce. Some other things, however, didn’t like this weather. For example I always plan for a planting of brassicas like broccoli and kohlrabi in the fall as well as the spring, but the fall set didn’t go anywhere with little fall rain. Any which way, each season is it’s own beast and I thank each of you sharing the ride with us.