Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Time and the Livings Busy

So Much change in a month. I will have new pictures to put up soon. Thanks to Lush Life Nurseries this weekend for the open house. Tomato sandwiches, Crinums and a hundred or so of our combined favorite friends.

In the Ground:
Okra, White Acre Peas, Mixed assortment of Heirloom tomatoes, Lots of mixed peppers both sweet and hot, 2nd round of squash, Celosia, Buckwheat and Sorghum(covercrops)

Our tomatoes and peppers have been all No-Till and are looking pretty fair so far.
Winter cover crop (cereal rye and vetch)> mowed and mulched> poultry litter and Calphos additions> bermuda straw layer> 1 month of solarization with clear plastic> 5oz woven fabric mulch with drip line underneath> cut fabric, amend and plant through fabric.
So Far so good. We have some good green tomatoes already hanging on our cedar trellis. Anytime now...

We finally got some rain after about a 3 week drought in the garden so I got to hit the rain delay on the irrigation controller for the first time this season.

Irrigation is now officially being run off of the solar panels and battery bank. Cross your fingers that it doesn't malfunction in this crucial transplant and hot period. Again, so far so good.

More to come. It's amazing how quickly the summer can get by.

Favorite Fresh Food: Canary Melons from Walker Farms. If you've never had one, then you should. They made a melon eater out of me :) Water melons are also in full force!