Sunday, August 2, 2009

2009 Season, Week Eleven

August 1, 2009

This week's harvest:
Sweet corn
"Patty Pan" summer squash
Tomatoes & cherry tomatoes
Yellow beans
Hot peppers
Onions & garlic
Muskmelons -- We have to harvest these as they ripen so if you don't get one this week, you will next week

This week's farm news:

Happy August! Well folks, even though our main crop of tomatoes are still craving some good sunshine, lots of other summer crops are finally starting to come in. This week's basket is really starting to have the diversity of summer goodies we've all been waiting for! Yeah!

We've got a great jump on this year's fall garden. We had a big push to get a bunch of transplants set before (yet another!) rain. We set over 1000 various baby plants -- brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, & kohlrabi. Eric direct-seeded another bed of carrots so now we've got nearly 2000 row feet of them in the ground! That's potentially 24,000 carrots! He also seeded some fall shelling peas. Once it rained & we had to stop garden work, our intern Laura taught the two new interns, Jessie & Jaykub, & our short-term volunteer, Andrea, all about starting seeds in soil blocks. They started lots more fall crops -- bok choi, Chinese cabbage, lettuce, and Tuscan kale. On Wednesday we had the big project for the entire crew of digging potatoes. Even Ira & Opal were in on the action, searching around in the soil for all of those buried starchy treasures! What fun!

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