Sunday, June 29, 2014

2014 Season, week 8

June 28, 2014

This week's harvest:
Cabbage (Savoy type)
Lettuce - medium shares
Green Beans
Yellow Crookneck Squash (and a few Zucchini)
Tomatoes (just a few)
Hot Peppers

This week's farm news:

We had a few very brief rain showers on the farm this week. Soil conditions are verging on the dry side at this point... Rain is in the forecast, though, and I can hear distant thunder, so I am hopeful.

Let's see... Otherwise on the farm we did lots of weeding, mowing down of spent crops, and more weeding! Jesse yanked out the pea trellises and Eric continued with his very cool mulching project: he sowed buckwheat heavily (as a cover crop) in between the rows of melons. Now that it is about 3'-4' tall, and the melons are ready to vine out, he is unrolling big bales of hay over the buckwheat so that the melons can vine. Talk about some serious soil building! So now let's hope for some awesome melons! The first planting is flowering prolifically now, so it won't be too long...

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