Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013 Season, week 13

August 10, 2013

This week's harvest:
Assorted Tomatoes
Assorted Sweet Peppers
"Patty Pan" Summer Squash
Sweet Potato Greens
Assorted Hot Peppers

This week's farm news:

Another rainy and mild week. Remarkable! Soil conditions were dry enough on Tuesday to get some garden work accomplished. We set out hundreds of fall transplants: Chinese cabbage, Bok Choi, and collards. We direct seeded some cut lettuce mix, and more Tuscan kale. Tatsoi, lettuce, and cilantro were started in soil blocks. We cultivated thousands of feet of fall crops that are doing so nicely! We weeded the ginger and eggplant (by hand) that were in some pretty serious need of attention. Now they seem much happier.

Eric spent a good deal of time on the tractor turning under all of the sweet corn stubble and many other early summer crops that were finished. Once the soil has time to digest all of that plant matter, we will be ready for planting more cover crops and fall vegetables/greens. The season is moving right along!

And finally, Farmer Eric isn't with us at market today because it's his birthday! He and Ira are going to a local auction to look at some fishing poles and hand tools! So a big happy day to Eric!

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