We've done all the planting for now, so the rest of us will be weeding and tending - very important stuff. needless to say, Mother Nature has been handling the watering for us this week. Thank you Mom.
Last week's Farm Friday was an amazing work day! Kat & Keshawn completely weeded and mulched the peppers, .Elaine, Karen, and Tracy did a phenomenal job weeding the broccoli bed, with the broc's shooting up in the following days. Tracy kept going on the the cabbage bed.
The sunflowers are big enough to move into other parts of the garden, which will take a little bit of extra attention to keeping those big transplants' feet wet. The small Aurora peppers are coming in (see the purple pepper pictures). We've got some tomatoes on a few vines, and yellow squash are coming in, ripe this weekend probably. Peas should be picked as they are getting near the end of their growth cycle - although we want to save some large pods for seeds for next year - especially those yummy yellow Opal creek peas! For farmshare members, there are lettuce heads scattered through the pepper and tomato plants. Don't take an entire head - pick the lowest leaves that are crispy.
In the last two weeks, we've gotten in two experimental beds of unusual corn, rows of brussell sprouts, eggplant, chard, and filled in the available space for melons and squash. The bare ground will soon be filled up with squash and melon vines. It's time to focus on trellising, weeding and flowers.
The next weeding and mulching targets will be the last bed of tomatoes we put in, and the row of beans.
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