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Memorial Day Weekend Field Update

May 25, 2009

So, our weekend was pretty busy, how about yours? Based on the volume of the parking lot over the last week, I would guess you were hard at work on those gardens too. Thanks a lot for visiting us!

Lefty and Coleman are putting in the plum and heirloom tomatoes on their warm plastic beds while hawks circle above and the four beds of early girls still sit toasty in their tunnels.

Lefty and Coleman are putting in the plum and heirloom tomatoes on their warm plastic beds while hawks circle above and the four beds of early girls still sit toasty in their tunnels.

From our end of things, it is always amazing how much we get accomplished over the Memorial Day holiday. Since the hot hot heat of last week broke we have been pushing forward in the field.

The Mechanical Transplanter we purchased a decade ago has revolutionized how much and fast we can get our crops in the ground and saved many backs in the process.

The Mechanical Transplanter we purchased a decade ago has revolutionized how much and fast we can get our crops in the ground and saved many backs in the process.

We finally got our celery and cut flowers in the ground. We planted the heirloom and plum tomato crops, with some really exciting new/old varieties.

We started plowing more land for more corn. We cultivated and fed peas, beans, broccoli, just about everything. We began planting the cucumbers, earlier than usual.

This is the first and second crops of corn just leafing out and greening up. Considering the 70-90 degree days we have had since this was taken, I can guarantee it doesn't look like this anymore!

This is the first and second crops of corn just leafing out and greening up. Considering the 70-90 degree days we have had since this was taken, I can guarantee it doesn't look like this anymore!

Lee got the third crop of Temptation corn in the ground this afternoon, and the rest of us worked on lettuce, radish and spinach. Tomorrow we are nearly sure to get the pepper and eggplant crops in the ground, as long as the mechanical transplanter can keep up with us.

In addition to all of this we spent the better part of last week getting our irrigation system up and running again, being so warm and dry  it seemed like the dead of summer for awhile. Now that is all set and the rain storms on Sunday left us nicely damp and undamaged by the ferocious hail that hit a lot of the area. Hopefully your gardens were equally as lucky. If you are hoping to catch us up to something out there in the field now is the time to keep your eyes peeled, there is always some kind of motion going on right now!

The view from blueberry hill makes the busy-ness of the greenhouse seem quite distant. The cultivator in the peas off to left is trundling along while I seed another bed of radishes up on the hill.

The view from blueberry hill makes the busy-ness of the greenhouse seem quite distant. The cultivator in the peas off to left is trundling along while I seed another bed of radishes up on the hill.

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