Bees

The honeybees fill their pollen baskets as the popcorn tassels.

Expected Harvest

Greens
Cabbage(s)
Chard(s)
Kale(s)
Lettuce, Head

Veggies
Beans, Edamame/Soy*
Beans, Snap
Corn, Sweet
Cucumbers
Leeks
Okra*
Squash, Summer
Tomatoes*

Roots
Carrots
Kohlrabi
Beets
Onion, Fresh
Potato, Fresh*
Radish, Salad
Turnip, Salad

Herbs
Basil, Italian
Basil, Thai Sweet/Horapa
Garlic, Scapes
Scallions

Flowers

*New This Week

2017 Week 28, Summer CSA Week 6 of 26

There is a great commotion of bees in the popcorn at present, and I love it -- their industry, their pollen baskets filling at their feet, the simple fact of them out there in the field when I am not. If you are not allergic, and the weather suits, do have a look.

Elsewhere on the farm, I opened the beds for the fall root crops -- rutabagas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, etc. -- and continued to build my rock pile. I field seeded the fourth planting of squash and cucumbers, and they look great; and so while I have always transplanted them before, I think that past is now past. I also transplanted the fourth of five generations of tomatoes. That makes 150 more out of 750 total plants, which is another way of saying that the twelve of us ought to have more than we can eat -- disease, permitting.

Lettuce does not like the heat, so do take note: we will have a gap until cooler weather, or until certain variety trials prove worthy which so far haven't.

Work to do,
See you on the farm,
Austin

Sun Tea: Shiso in a 1/2 gallon ball jar. Perfect for this hot weather. Any more than a day like that, though, and it starts to get funky ... so pull the herbs before then.