Turn Up The Heat
As we head into the heart of summer with solstice, we could use a little more heat in our days. This seems a bit tricky to even desire, as I know that July can quickly turn into a tinderbox. However, mid 60’s late in June feels a bit cool, and the mornings are down right cold. These are ideal conditions for transplanting, as the moisture of the soil remains very wet, and the pressure to get pumps, irrigation lines and sprinklers working perfectly is not so dire.
The cooler wet mornings are also good for keeping the flea beetles at bay, especially on our fields at Carnation Farm. Andrew and crew have been on the transplanter mid-day all the way until dark, as we head into the last few weeks of greenhouse love. It is hard to know what July and August will bring for temperatures, but for this seeding up leg of our season, we are coming to an end.
We have had an amazing 4 months seeding, watering, transplanting and a little fish fertilizing sprinkled in. We will transition in July to mostly weeding and harvesting. This may sound straightforward and easy, however it is very hard, laborious work. Up early to harvest, and late to process, our bodies become quite fatigued, but we do it with great pride and recognition, knowing that all of our veggies coming out of the field are beautiful, fresh and headed to tables that cherish all of this hard work.
This labor of love is what we do and what is required to bring organic produce from all the farmers to your doorstep. We hope you enjoy all of the upcoming summer vegetables. Last week was our first lettuce harvest and this week broccoli. Next up: bok choi, cucumbers, zucchini, fennel, and lots more, so turn up the heat, just a little.
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