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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 3rd and 6th: Rainy Days

I  Love my Rain Gear

We needed some rain, but 4 hard falling inches was a little much.  We are lucky to not have many erosion problems, but it certainly gets sloppy.  Jean and I picked beans in the pouring rain Monday and couldn't even see our knees we were buried so deep!  Looks like we are going to have a quick change from super hot and humid to a high of 65 tomorrow and low of 40.  That's pretty drastic.  Already the fields are changing and soon, very soon the summer crops (cukes, zukes, summer squash, basil...) will stop production...it feel like I just planted them!

 

In the PYO garden...

background: ageratum--dondo blue
foreground: purple love grass

celosia: China town

left: holy or sacred basil--a wonderfully scented herb.  Used in Thai dishes and also has many home remedy benefits http://hinduism.about.com/od/ayurveda/a/tulsibenefits.htm
 
right: opal basil--tastes just like the green, but adds a little flare to your dishes
 
 
This Week's Bounty: lettuce, arugula, chard, carrots, hakurei turnip with greens, sweet and hot peppers, edemame, green beans, yellow wax beans, sweet onions, melons, corn for full shares, eggplant for some, herbs and unlimited cukes, zukes, summer squash, tomatoes

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