Farm News – August 22, 2013
The weather has been copacetic: not to hot, a bit chilly at night perhaps, but all in all not bad for mid-August. It seems we will return to more typical August heat for a few days this week, but nothing too extreme. We’ll be hoping for a little rain sometime soon and there isn’t much forecast for the next ten days. I am planting lots of seeds now as well as setting out thousands of transplants, so some moisture would be helpful. But dry is better than wet for the tomatoes and we can always employ the overhead irrigation for helping the seeds to sprout.
Beans are back and should be bountiful for the next few weeks. We are still waiting for the next planting of summer squash to start producing. I expect it will be 2 weeks before there is enough to put in the shares. Cucumber production has also been waning, but a third planting of these will hopefully begin to bear fruit as well. We still have some melons; those who have not received watermelon will likely enjoy one this week. Tomatoes are ripening by the ton and will be abundant in this week’s share. We will still be distributing a couple of small lettuces and again offer a choice of kale or chard.
The share for this week will be: Red potatoes, garlic, peppers, eggplant, string beans, beets, choice of kale or chard, tomatoes, choice of cherry tomatoes or ground cherries, melon or watermelon, 2 small lettuces, and choice of an herb.
Enjoy! Farmer John