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Browsing Archive: July, 2012

CSA week 5

Posted by Carey Wood on Wednesday, July 25, 2012,

Another CSA pickup under our belts.  Tuesday was a busy day.  It started with getting up early and starting to harvest, quickly before the rain came at noon.  We rushed around all morning.   We could feel the temperature dropping as we worked.  We harvested the minimum of what we thought we would need to make sure we had everything for pickup and veggie boxes.



I had ran up to the greenhouse, and Jeff was in the field harvesting some more snap peas and it started to pour.  I wasn’t sure i...


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Where things are at for CSA week 4

Posted by Carey Wood on Saturday, July 21, 2012,

Finally we got some rain.  Not much at all but we won’t complain.  The ground looks wet.  We only got a couple of millimeters and could have used a lot more.

We forgot to take pictures of the produce yesterday before CSA and veggie boxes.  Jeff harvested Chinese cabbages for full shares.  We had a couple comments on how big they were.  There are pictures on FaceBook  of some of the other produce though, if you want to keep updated.

We started to harvest potatoes this week too.  We start...


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Mid July

Posted by Carey Wood on Saturday, July 14, 2012,

Its another warm hot day on the Island.  We could really use some rain.  So if you have been asking for all these nice warm days, may you please ask for 1 day of rain each week. 

It’s a big change from last years cold and wet summer.  The heat loving crops are loving it.  Some of the cooler weather crops could do better with a little less heat though.  The peppers, tomatoes and eggplants are in bloom, or some of them.  We have fruit forming on peppers and tomatoes already too.  Last year...


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June 2012

Posted by Carey Wood on Sunday, July 1, 2012,

Wow, where did June go?

We have thought about getting a blog posting done but it keeps getting put on the back burner.

Over the past month Olivia has learned to use the direct seeder and help seed.  She wanted to plant the sunflowers and take care of them.  She will have sunflowers towards the end of the summer. 



We have the majority of the transplanting and direct seeding done, but we will still be working on it throughout the summer.  Once August comes we start preparing for the green...


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