Half way through July already, awfully cliche, but summer is flying by!
We are finally starting to see some good progress in the fields, broccoli is beginning to head up, zucchini and summer squash are blossoming and setting fruit, and some of our herbs which were in standing water a couple weeks ago are starting to look much better! We harvested garlic this week, it was a bit earlier than I had wanted, but didn't want to risk the heads starting to rot in the wet ground. It can be used now or for longer storage life it should "cure" for a couple of weeks in a warm, well ventilated area out of direct sunlight. A garage or storage shed works great.
Recent apple orchard activity - we hung sticky traps, which are large yellow cards coated with nasty smelly sticky gunk that attracts flies, including apple maggot flies which are our major pest concern between now and harvest. The cards catch some of the flies and allows us to monitor levels and know when it becomes necessary to spray. The Prima apples are sizing up nice and the McIntosh are not far behind!
This weeks share is still on the light side, but expect some more heft starting next week. Week 4 contents:
- Collard Greens
- Snap Peas - They are loving the cool wet weather!
Have a good rest of the week.