Saturday, May 26, 2012

2012 Season, week 4

May 26, 2012

This week's harvest:

"Red Sails" Lettuce
Garlic "Pigtails" (or Scapes)
Swiss Chard
Assorted Herbs

This week's farm news:

The week was hot. It feels like summer's heat is upon us! This week we cultivated and hilled-up our main tomato crop. We also staked and caged up 200 plants. Now we are anxious to get them mulched with hay to preserve all the soil's moisture - because when it's as hot as it is, things dry out quickly! It is an absolutely gorgeous crop of healthy, robust tomato plants with lots of promising green fruit set!

We also cultivated our sweet and hot pepper crops and our first planting of basil. Lots of ground work was accomplished, too, so that next week we'll be able to get a bunch more seeds in the ground to keep your baskets brimming all through the summer.

Eric's trip to Sequatchie Cove Farm (near Chattagooga) for the livestock grazing conference was wonderful for him. He made lots of good connections with other holistic graziers, he got to eat lots of delicious farm-produced food (including their amazing variety of farmstead cheeses), and came home with a renewed focus.

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