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Farmer's Market July 7, 2018

Posted 7/7/2018 6:22am by Larry Brandenburg.

Friends,

A beautiful morning to come out to the market this morning.  Last week's heat and humidity was oppressive to all things farm -- plants, animal, humans and I think I even saw a rock starting to sweat.

We spent a lot of time last week planting and mowing  The frequent pop up showers always seem to get the ground just wet enough to prevent us from using any kind of cultivation. This has been great weather for weeds to prosper. And they have.  I just recently got my old Allis Chalmer's G (made in 1948) tractor set up with cultivators that work for our row and plant spacing.  The idea is to use this for shallow cultivation to control weeks before they get too tall.  Unfortunately the ground has not been dry enough to do this and therefore the weeks have just grown like crazy.  But, it looks like some dry weather next week might help us out.

We have been doing a lot of succession planting of lettuce this year.  It seems to be how we can continue to grow lettuce during the hot part of the summer and I'm glad to say that we will have lettuce again today. 

Many of you have been inquiring about the Fairy Tale Eggplant we grew last year.  We are just now beginning to get some of these off the plants, not many yet, but maybe a little bit to sell today.  Will be more over the next several weeks and I will keep you informed.

Hope you are able to enjoy today's weather and that part of your enjoyment will be spending some time with us at the market.

See ya there!

Larry and Beth 

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