We're in the process of planting summer gardens, but we're still getting a few final winter harvests. This harvest in Pasadena has a nice variety of winter veggies, ranging from root crops and brassicas to peas and spinach.
Our farmers face a challenge as they switch our gardens from winter to summer seasons. During the month of March, our farmers must constantly ask themselves difficult questions. "Should I leave in that pea plant and wait for one last harvest, or should I clear trellis space to make way for beans? How many more side shoots will that broccoli produce--is it worth a bit of extra broccoli or should I give my tomatoes a head start?"
Harvests such as these are a testament to the thoughtfulness with which our farmers approach weekly farming. They've honed this skill over the course of numerous season switches, and it's a unique benefit our service provides over first-time gardeners, who often lack the knowledge about what should stay and what should go. Nothing about the season switch is chaotic or random--it's a meticulously planned process, with every plant receiving careful consideration.
Ask any Farmscape farmer--this process can be frustrating, and is far from easy. As this picture makes clear, however, the benefits easily justify the extra work.