Sunday, July 7, 2013

2013 Season, week 8

July 6, 2013

This week's harvest:
The first Tomatoes of the season!
Yellow Beans
Yellow Squash
Red Cabbage - medium shares
Onions - Walla Walla Sweet
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
And a Peach as a treat!

This week's farm news:

The farm is completely and totally saturated right now! The rain just keeps coming and coming! My goodness! We did manage to get a few things seeded in the gardens before the deluge... We planted a couple of different varieties of winter squash (Thelma Sanders Acorn & Spaghetti), muskmelons, and parsnips. Jesse and Hannah were able to get some cultivation work in before everything turned sopping wet. They cultivated the butternuts, Indian corn, and pumpkins and also hand-weeded the ginger. In the greenhouse, we have started the very beginnings of fall crops: celery, leeks, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. It's hard to believe fall planting is already upon us! The seasons just go right on by!

Because of the very wet soil conditions in the garden, we spent a good deal of our time indulging in the fruits of our labors... Fresh peaches and tomato sandwiches were the favored foods of the week.

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