Week #7 – Aug 2, 2011

 

August is here and we’re rounding the bend with this summer heat.  Instead of complaining about how hot it is now, we just remind each other that “there’s still August”.  Which means that we work all day, until 10pm; harvest and sort tomatoes almost every day; transplant for the fall until late in the evening; and sleep well at night.  It’s the most intense month of the year and we love it!

We’ve had so much rain here lately, it’s really making our crops (and weeds) flourish.  Beets, turnips and carrots are looking great and our third round of beans are loaded with flowers and they had great germination – full rows! We hope to get a second succession of cucumbers in before it’s too late and are adjusting our fall crop strategy to outwit the deer that like to munch on the broccoli and cabbage.

It’s time to say goodbye to the cool weather crops for a while.  Our lettuce heads have bolted and turned bitter, the kale is stressed from the heat and looking a bit rough.  Summer is here and tomatoes are almost ready!

Photos from the Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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