Monday, August 23, 2010

Cool Weekend

This weekend's weather was a little cool and the summer squash really slowed down, but for some reason the tomatoes seemed to do pretty well with it. So less summer squash and little more tomatoes today. We're still waiting for the first cucumbers, they're there, just really small still, maybe Thursday. A few precocious melons are out there as well, not quite ready but oh so close. Unfortunately it's going to be a while before enough melons ripen for all the shares, but we should have cucs soon. Today there's a sprig of sage, which will help the plants bush out, and a handful of basil, which will help those keep producing leaves instead of flowers. We're clearing one of the early beet beds to make way for fall plantings, and clearing the last of the swedish brown beans in their fresh stage. Finally, another head of lettuce, this from a nice young, tender planting.

Today we managed to plant four more beds - two different turnips, escarole and catalogna, and a bit more lettuce. we also freed some melons and celeriac from giant weeds. Fortunately there weren't very many weeds in the beds due to early hoeing, but the ones that were there were menacing. Very successful day I'd say.

Thursday I'll be away on other business so Kji will be flying solo. Let him know if you want to come keep him company at the farm, I'm sure he'd love to see you.

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