Saturday, July 24, 2010

2010 Season, Week Eleven

July 24, 2010 newsletter

This week's harvest:

"Peace" Watermelons (yellow-fleshed)
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Patty Pan Squash
Choice of Yellow Wax Beans, Galia Melons, and/or Sweet Corn

This week's farm news:

Don't forget that tomorrow, July 25, is our annual swimming party & potluck picnic! You can come anytime - there's no specific schedule. We'll probably eat early in the afternoon, then go for a swim, then for a farm tour (for those that are interested), then probably eat some more & swim some more. Or, who knows? If it is really nearly 100 degrees like the weatherman says it's supposed to be, maybe we'll just sit in the creek all afternoon! You can find directions to the farm on our website, We hope to see you at the farm!

So this week on the farm it felt like a tropical rain forest. We had rain practically every day (totaling nearly four inches!) and it was so hot and muggy! We had some pretty intense thunderstorms with lots of lightning, too. The gardens were happy to get all that rain. Eric & crew had set out fall broccoli & cauliflower transplants, so they are settled in now. The young beans & snow peas that Eric sowed about a week ago are coming up nicely now. We also started fall kale, lettuce, & cilantro in soil blocks. Yeah! Fall crops are off to a good start!

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