Farm News

Today we breathe a sigh of relief. We made it through the last 2 weeks with an “abnormally moist air mass” (technical term as disgusting as it sounds). We got 4 inches of rain, which is 2 more inches than what is helpful. The timing of the rain was such that it never dried up enough in between rains for us to do tasks like hilling the corn and potatoes or cultivating the carrots. We did slog through a few major projects we could do without the tractors- planting our melons and weeding and trellising our tomatoes. And last week I told you about our triumphant sweet potato planting and this weekend we had a repeat. We got an additional 5,000 sweet potato slips arrive in the mail on Wednesday and had to wait until Sunday to plant because of wet conditions.

We were able to plant these beds one day later by hand
Planting by hand. The wheel punches holes to plant into
took a peek 5 days later and the melons have so much growth to them already!
got the tomato posts up and first round of twine tied before another pop up rain storm hit.
another soggy harvest
Still able to enjoy the beauty after a brutal week!

While it was great to take care of the farm work we could last week, the best news is that this week’s forecast is crystal clear so we can hopefully get caught up on weeding and planting. We hope to plant celery, tomatillos, winter squash, the 2nd round of summer squash, 2nd round of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, 3rd round of sweet corn, and the 4th round of salad mix! Seems like quite a bit after I’ve typed it all out. I’ll keep you posted on how we do!

Last week’s sweet potatoes loved the rain and have really taken off. Looking forward to getting in there and cultivating to keep the weeds at bay this week!


Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) Golden Beets, Broccoli, Fennel, Parsley, Scallions, Bok Choi, Zucchini, Arugula and more!

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