Saturday, June 22, 2013

2013 Season, week 6

June 20, 2013

This week's harvest:
Lettuce - "Jericho" and/or "Pablo Batavian"
Swiss Chard
Yellow Squash
Green Onions

This week's farm news:

Happy Summer Solstice!! As we officially enter into the summer season, you are going to see a shift in what you find in your CSA baskets each week. There's going to be a lot fewer greens now (which prefer the cooler weather of spring). Soon, soon, soon we'll have tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers, sweet corn, and lots of other crops that love summer heat.

This week in the garden, we planted our butternut squash, Indian corn, and pumpkins. We transplanted more summer lettuce and our late tomato crop. Many helping hands worked together on erecting a 300' trellis for our lima beans. Eric also put up a small trellis for our (supposedly) "bush" beans that are developing runners. The seed source said "a small percentage may develop runners." About 85% of ours are! That's not just a small percentage! Oh well, now the beans have the support they need and should do just fine. Otherwise this week, we are still having lots of fun with our Nashville friends that are visiting. Eric & I were even able to slip away from our farm duties for a day to have a little date. It's been a good week! To see photos from the week, visit our blog.

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