Sunday, August 3, 2014

2014 Season, week 13

August 2, 2014

This week's harvest:
Tomatoes - all colors, shapes, & sizes!
Melons - choose between musk- or water- melons
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Choose between: Eggplant or Zucchini
And a Zinnia Flower

This week's farm news:

Well folks, it's getting pretty dry around these parts! Fortunately, lots of our crops are mulched heavily, so there is still good soil moisture down under the hay. The eggplant, which are not mulched, are suffering, though, and we are seeing some pumpkin plants that look pretty wilty in the heat of the day. A good rain would sure be nice. At least the daytime temperatures are cooler. And we even matched one record nighttime low this week! Until we get some rain, direct-seeding of fall crops into the garden is on hold. We made a big potting mix this week so we will be starting a bunch of seeds in the coming days in soil blocks. We've got to get those fall greens going one way or another!

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