Summer is Here!
Summer crops are arriving very soon with the warm weather. Tomatoes are starting to turn. There are small zucchini and summer squash hanging on the plants. There are even silks coming out of the first variety of sweet corn, called ‘Sweetness.’ Early sweet corn plants are almost comical – barely 3 feet tall with an ear shank that touch the dirt. Watermelon vines are reaching off the plastic and out into row middles.
The farm looks pretty good. We bought a new cultivator this winter – free shipping sale sealed the deal! I should have bought that thing ten years ago. It is a specialty machine called a basketweeder. Most of our other cultivators are repurposed from corn and soybean machines. This new one is really a gem.
The cauliflower and cabbage that was seeded last week is up and looking good. We will continue seeding more of these crops this week and in a few more days. Yesterday we planted our last eggplant and bell peppers for the year. The final seeding of muskmelon went into the ground. We also seeded more pickling cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, red beets, and orange carrots. There is a lot happening right now!
Ryan, Katie, Jacob, Margret, Michael, Lukas, Joe, Andy, Al, Ben, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Anthony, Caleb, Brayden, Parker, Larkin