Saturday, July 30, 2011

2011 Season, Week 13

July 30, 2011

This week's harvest:

* Watermelons - "Peace"
* Muskmelons - "Halona"
Sweet Corn
Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes
Yellow Squash
Peppers - Hot
Choose between Sweet Peppers, Okra, & Eggplant

This week's farm news:

Tomorrow, July 31, picnic and swimming at the farm. Come around 2pm.
Directions here.
Please join us!!!

The heat this week was unrelenting. We didn't have any rain either, so the gardens are getting dry. Eric prepared some more ground for fall crops and planted some cover crop seeds. Other than that and keeping up with all of the harvesting and chores, not a whole lot was accomplished in the garden this week! We sometimes get nervous about investing in a bunch of planting with no real prospects of rain in the forecast. But that's summertime for you! When the sky turns dark and there's thunder around you can just about bet we'll be putting seeds in the ground! This week we did begin our annual tomato canning project. So far we've canned about 35 quarts. I normally like to put up at least 100 quarts for our winter stash, so we're off to a good start!

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