Saturday, August 11, 2012

2012 Season, week 15

August 11, 2012

This week's harvest
Sweet and Hot Peppers
Melons - assorted
and a little Okra

This week's farm news:

Early in the week, when the gardens were still too wet to do much of anything, we worked on making and seeding soil blocks for fall crops. We started lettuce, Swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli and cauliflower. As the soil dried a bit, I hand-cultivated the patty-pan squash and Eric hilled up the ginger (!). We also pulled lots and lots of weeds from here and there throughout the garden - especially in the parsnip patch. By Thursday morning, a few areas of the garden were just dry enough to prepare for seeding... And we had to scramble to get some kale, arugula, parsley, red mustard, and salad turnips seeded and some lettuce transplants set before the next round of rain blew in. We had hopes of getting some larger garden spaces worked up for cover crops, but that just didn't happen this week... Next week...

And Friday was Eric's birthday. Forty-one times he's traveled around that big old sun! What a gift he received with the cooler weather. Ahhh... Can't you feel fall just around the corner?

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