The Return of Michael Wilson

Heat Lovers in a Dangerous Time

God it has been hot! Between the fields and the greenhouses the temperatures continue to climb. I spent two months this past winter volunteering on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica, deepening my growing knowledge and sampling an abundance of fruit from their food forest and gardens.

Upon returning to Canada and Clearwater Farm I felt confident that I would hit the ground running, well acclimatized to the heat and rigors for another farm season. Boy was I wrong. Like a tender young spinach leaf on a hot day I wilted fast.

Over the past few weeks I have slowly been finding my feet. I am really enjoying learning from Deb and Daniel as we work together to bring you our wonderful food each week. The exciting thing for you to remember is that unlike me, some things do really thrive in the heat! We have planted up a greenhouse full of our heat lovers; tons of different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant and we will be filling in the extra spaces with herbs and marigolds in the coming days. Weather report: Stay tuned for some quick plant growth as the heat continues to climb.

Sincerely sweating for you,
Farmer Mike

Alana Corkery

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