Saturday, July 24, 2010

Week of July 19-23

-Intern Ezra Citron has left us after staying for two months.  Thanks and Bon Vacance a Ezra!
-Summer fruits are flourishing! Tomatoes and now Peppers, Cucumbers, and Zucchini are ripe for harvest!

New Mulching technique:
Instead of planting first and waiting for seedlings to grow so we may mulch around them (more labor intensive and more pre-weeding involved) we have decided to experiment with the technique of mulching the ground after drip tape first, then planting into the mulch to combat initial weed spikes that affect plant growth in its most vulnerable stage of development.  We are testing this technique with broccoli for fall.

This Week's Events:
Harvest: Sungold Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Basil, Swiss Chard, Winterbor Kale, Beet Greens


Beautiful purple bell peppers!!!

Garlic Drying and Tying: Last week we laid out the 5,000 heads of garlic on a tarp in the tractor barn to dry. 
                                     This week we hand tied all of those heads in a day's work 9am-7pm with only 3
Renata standing in awe of all the garlic we were about to tie all day

No comments:

Post a Comment