1431 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

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Hints of fall

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Hurray for cooler weather!

Now that the nights (and days) have cooled off, the broccoli and cauliflower seedlings are feeling happier and will start to put on some good growth. True to their cool-weather-loving selves, the seedlings stalled their growing for several weeks, just waiting for that icky hot stuff to go away.

So next week the seedlings get to graduate and be planted in the field. Farmer Matt got it tilled this week. Can you tell it’s going in the field where the garlic was? Guess a few bulbs got missed during harvest….

We’re busy starting other fall crops too: mustard, mizuna, chard, kale, collards, the list goes on. Farmer Matt seeded some radishes and turnips last Saturday and they were up by Tuesday!

We’re not only planting fall crops right now, but we’re also harvesting some! No joke, pumpkin and winter squash picking has started.

Some seasonal inspiration:

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About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!