Monday, February 18, 2019

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm

Country Taste Farm 2019 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Our Mission is to Provide Ultra Farm Fresh, nutrient-rich, exceptionally Tasty, Environmentally-friendly, Healthy, Safe, Fruits and Vegetables.

Arugula is a lesser known cruciferous vegetable that provides many of the same benefits as other vegetables of the same family, such as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts. ... Along with other leafy greens, arugula contains more than 250 milligrams (mg) per 100 grams (g) of nitrate. It has a distinct peppery flavor. 
10 x 20 Flat


Wash and Spin Dry


My Challenge growing Arugula; has been Weeds plus controlling fast growth. So this year I have started a different way of growing it. I have always direct seeded arugula in the high tunnel April 15th if the nights were cold and days cool the plants grew slowly which gave us small uniform Leaves to harvest 1st week in June just in time for our first CSA Delivery. The last few years the weather has started colder in April, which caused the weeds to germinate before the arugula seeds. The seeds of arugula are sown close together which makes it extremely time consuming to remove. Then May has been hot which then the weeds and arugula grew too fast, making weedy/tuff Green Stuff.

This year I have looked at how they grow Micro Greens. I found that arugula can be grown with mix of other greens. The Seeds planted in Trays of flats in the Green House, are So I experimented in the basement, first I tried a mixture of Arugula and Spinach, the arugula germinates 7 or more day before the spinach, the Spinach did not get to true leaf in time. Then I tried just arugula but seeded it to heavy. After about a dozen U tube videos. Arrived at about 1 teaspoon per 10x20 flat then grew it for 30 days and got a fair crop. A few more tweaks’ and we should have a weed free tender Arugula for the 2019 Season.
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