Saturday, August 8, 2009

2009 Season, Week Twelve

August 8, 2009

This week's harvest:
"Halona" muskmelons
"Red sails" lettuce
Sweet corn
"Patty Pan" summer squash
Sweet red peppers
Hot peppers
Yellow beans

This week's farm news:

We had a few more rains this week, but nothing too severe or intense, thank goodness! Just nice gentle rains which were absolutely perfect for germinating carrots! Otherwise the weather this week felt much more like summer -- fairly hot & sunny. The garden is really ripening & bountiful now. It's been a good challenge keeping everything picked. The muskmelons really ripened this week and we've harvested lots of them! They are incredibly delicious so we hope you enjoy this special summertime treat! Looks like next week we'll have a load of watermelons!

We did a bit more fall garden work this week. Eric direct seeded 2 types of daikon radish, arugula, mizuna, & red mustard (which are remarkably all up & growing already). The interns started some beets in soil blocks for later transplanting into the garden. All of the transplants that were set just over a week ago are settled into the garden & looking good. The fall peas are poking their little heads out of the soil. And so it goes... The seasonal shift of crops is happening. Even though there's a lot of summer produce yet to come, we are transitioning the garden back to cool-season crops. It seems amazing that fall is just around the corner!

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