Walking the fields on Monday checking the crops, we discovered a harbinger of fall – a sure sign that vegetable harvest is approaching. Pictured above, the first Roselle hibiscus flowers unfurled over the weekend.
The flowering of Roselle hibsicus is triggered by the shortening daylight hours this time of year. First, the flowers bloom. When they are spent, the flowers will fall, leaving behind the calyx and seed pod. The calyx and pod will swell and soon be ready to harvest. Roselle is one of the first crops we harvest for our return to the farmers market in October!
This is a sure sign that fall is on the way. And that the promise of harvest awaits us.
Are you ready for the Florida harvest season? Are you counting the days until truly fresh, local, inspiring organic food makes its return to your home and your table? We are so close!!
We will return to the farmers market in St. Pete in October.
Already, so many crops are growing – beans, lettuces, kale, collards, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, sunflowers, and so much more.
All the best,
Ellen and Cole