Sunday, June 9, 2013

2013 Season, week 4

June 3, 2013

This week's harvest:
Lettuce - "Sweet Valentine" or "Red Deer Tongue"
Swiss Chard
Kale - "Red Russian"
Beets - medium shares this week, much more to come!
Garlic Scapes
Green Onions
Hakurei Salad Turnips - free choice

This week's farm news:

We've had rain practically every other day this week and we are sure not complaining! It's amazing! We were comparing this growing season to last - and what a difference! By this time last year, the rain had stopped and the heat was intolerable!

This week in the garden we got our sweet potatoes in the ground. We seized a moment when the soil was just barely dry enough to fiddle with and voila! That's a big deal for us as sweet potatoes are our family's number one staple food. With Eric and myself, and Jesse and Hannah (Livi was a good helper as well) the planting was swift, efficient, and wonderfully pleasant. Hooray!

The okra was also planted into the garden this week and Eric potted-up our late tomatoes to bigger soil blocks. Otherwise, our greenhouses are practically empty right now - everything is in the garden soil now! (Except, of course, lettuce - we are constantly starting that crop to try and have it all season long.)

With so many days of wet gardens, Eric moved on to some building projects and finished our kiwi trellis. For the first time ever, our kiwi vines have set fruit!

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