Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Catching up on July's blog workday blog posts

Between vacation and baking zucchini bread, I've fallen behind on the blog.  And this information from Naomi does not include our most recent work day!  But here goes, anyway, with some pics:

June 22, June 28, 2014 

Vegetables picked:
Beets, Lettuce, Turnips, Red and Green Cabbages, Kale, Purslane, Rhubarb, Zucchini, Herbs, Green Beans, Sugar Peas   ----All the vines were pulled out, sugar peas were removed
Strawberry and Asparagus Beds 
Weeding and thinning in other areas (butternut squash, eggplant, tomatoes, okra, etc.)

Seeds Planted:
Cucumber seeds were planted on  north side of wire fencing where sugar peas were.
Bush string beans were planted on south side.

July 6 

There were only 18 households on July 6, due to the holiday weekend but lots still got accomplished. Most of the cabbage was harvested, some parsley, lots of lettuce, beets, hugs zucchini, beans, paddy pan squash, all the broccoli, kale, and our first substantial looking carrots ever. The bean plants were cleared from bed 14 and a succession crop will be planted. Straw was placed in the butternut squash and strawberry beds to help contain the weeds and keep moisture in. Wood chips were spread along the east side of the garden. 

July 12, 2014
Our numbers were back up with 34 households working this past weekend. In spite of the heat a garden crew planted 6 peach trees along the south end of the garden - including 4 dwarf trees. Larry purchased them on sale at Home Depot and we can expect our first harvest next year. A hose was extended to the trees with the water on a timer and a ground-level sprinkler installed to keep the roots moist. 
Short cages were made for eggplants and some taller ones for the few heirloom tomatoes donated by Anne. Wood chips were spread along the west fence line. 
Straw was spread in the asparagus beds. The cumber plants were thinned to one plant per foot.
Beet seeds were planted.
Lots of weeding got done and while there were crops to harvest, the output was on the smaller side than usual. However, a donation was still made to Our Daily Bread with thanks to Martha for delivering it.
Crops harvested: zucchini, Swiss chard, broad beans, heat tolerant lettuce, parsley, herbs. 

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