Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July! We are in full swing here at the farm. Rey has come on full time with Justin and myself and we are currently looking for a part time person to start asap! Because the weather has been so great this year we are looking to have a full farm harvest in about one to two weeks. That means that the entire farm will be in production. We are currently getting about 400+ pounds of yellow squash a week, beautiful eggplant, hundreds of pounds of green beans, beets, lettuce, radish, kale and broccoli raab. We are soon going to add peppers, tomatillos, watermelon and tomatoes to that long list of luscious veg.
We are in somewhat of a drought, which doesn’t affect us too much since we have drip line irrigation. Up until the storm today (which I love to watch come across the flat land) we have had 1/2″ of rain in the last six weeks. I would rather the weather be on the dry side than the wet. We have had zero battle with bacteria disease this year, which is very very uncommon. Usually lots of rain mean lots of bacterial problems. Our plants are big, beautiful and bright green! Fingers crossed that it stays that way!
In between our harvests we are doing plot maintenance (mowing/ weed eating), fighting that damn potato beetle and planting for fall. Yes, I can’t believe it!!! It is time to seed for our fall crop. It seems as though summer is flying by. I am really excited for the start of school so all the beautiful produce we are harvesting has a greater scope on campus.
We are currently having slight difficulty because of the temperature inside the greenhouse. We have been starting our plants outside but are fighting birds and Japanese beetles (which are horrible this year). We have been monitoring the damage closely and although annoying, have been replanting as soon as we see catch it. The complaints are few and far between this year compared to other years. So far this is looking like the best season HH farms has seen yet!!