The summer solstice has come and gone and most all of the summer crops made it into the ground except for a few more beds of melons and squash to go in Wednesday. I know, I know. We are late on planting as usual. Why the lateness? A big theme for us lately (and well this entire season so far) has been figuring out our new four-acre scale with the increased labor and water demands. And managing two properties has got Josh running in circles (literally, since we don’t have a timer on the irrigation system at the leased field). Needless to say, we’re tired and hanging in there and trying to find time for our family and relaxation. The heart of the season is upon us and we’re running to keep up with everything that needs to be done. The support from the community is what keeps us going! Thank you!
We are in a bit of a produce lull while we wait for summer veggies to mature like zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, beans and basil, but they are just around the corner if the weather would stay warm. We are coming to the end of our small plantings of broccoli and cabbages and hopefully, it will make for a seamless transition. I know you can only eat so much kale.
Our crew planted out a huge number of transplants this past week including popcorn (our little farm experiment), peppers, eggplant and sunflowers. Plants are in a bit of shock, but should pull out of it soon. Our next big task this week is taking out all the weeds that are threatening a major beet, basil and carrot planting. Watch out weeds. Here we come.
We’re having a light market booth this week between some labor changes and our produce lull, but we will still be there with lots of green abundance, so come out and see us. Happy summertime!