Week 5 Shares

Add bacon and bread to the grocery list, BLT season is beginning!  We began harvesting some tomatoes from the hoop house this week, they are a combination of Big Beef and Hungarian Hearts both provide large slices perfect for a sandwich or burger!

This weeks shares will include:

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Summer Squash/Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Green Pepper
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Blackberries

The apples are progressing well at the orchard, the drier than normal weather has resulted in lower pest pressure so far, but we continue to monitor yellow sticky cards for apple maggot fly.  Two rows of McIntosh are looking good as well as several rows of Red and Golden Delicious.

The racoon battle continues, they have shown zero interest in the cans of tuna that I have been using for bait that worked very well last year.  Several dozen ears have succumbed over the last few days, in fact they seem amused to leave partially eaten ears right next to my traps!  After consulting with my dad yesterday I switched to dry cat food for bait and I scored two overnight and had no crop damage, perhaps the tide is turning....