Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Everything Loves the Hot Weather!

Tomatoes in our high tunnel.
It seemed like the first day of summer today. It was hot and humid and we all got a little too much sun on our backs. It seems like the heat will keep up for the next few days. Our crops are loving the weather and everything is doing very well these days, especially with a bit of a chance to dry out and see some sunshine!

We have been doing tons of planting. We are planting tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant both in our high tunnel and in the field. The field versions of these nightshade crops are still under a row cover though. We are also planting melons, celery, fennel and tomorrow we should be planting our crop of winter squash, which is a bit of an undertaking.

Happy chickens on pasture.
The dry weather is also letting us get to some weeding projects, which are much needed. We completed a full pass of hoeing through our brassica (broccoli, cabbage, kale, etc.) field today. Yesterday, we hand-weeded our carrots which are looking so clean and that should allow our crop to be excellent.

Even the chickens love the sunshine!

Shelling peas growing!

Field tomatoes were transplanted into the pick-your-own field.

This is the site of our new pick-your-own pumpkin patch: Burdock Hill!

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