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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 5th and 8th

 PEA PICKIN'

 
Well for those who have been shareholders for several years, know that my peas season is very hit or miss.  This year I seeded them in 70 degree weather on Patriot's Day and they germinated beautifully! (and then they were ready for the 4th of July...they are a very patriotic bunch!).  We have picked all the shell peas, and now we start on the sugar snap peas.  Yum!  I was happy to hear how excited many of you were about receiving them...we spent many, many, many (like close to 30) man hours picking!!!!  Hence the delay on the blog....and now you know why we don;t grow more ; ) 


Today was a busy busy and really fun harvest day.  Lots of variety and good looking veggies.  The soil moisture has helped tremendously...both the crops and me!  It's so much more fun to be out there with dark soil and growing plants...I will even take the weeds and the humidity a bit for now.


Looking toward fall.  Yes, a farmer's mind always has to be several months out.  Planning crops now that will not be harvested until October.  I have seeded all of our winter storage carrots and in this photo are many of he fall broccoli and cabbages!


We are blessed with a beautiful field of milkweed in the back field and today during harvest we saw several monarchs flitting through the crops!


This Week's Bounty: lettuce, arugula, radish, hakurei turnip, tat soi, pac choi, chard, broccoli, shell peas, cilantro, parsley, basil snippets, storage carrots!

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