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From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 5.10.17

Posted 5/10/2017 7:34pm by Joe Baughman.

Hi Folks,

After the 8.5” inches of rain last week we are finally starting to dry out. It was not without some losses though. We lost 2 beds of spinach and our high tunnel tomatoes were completely flooded out. The tomato plants don’t look so good right now but I think they may pull through if it stays dry for a few more days. Several people have commented last week about “I bet you like all this rain”, but too much of anything can be a bad thing. The plants’ roots need to breath and when we get really sogged out like last week everything stalls out or in some cases like our spinach will not make it at all. With a little luck we have a dry out in the forecast and we can get back to somewhat normal next week.

Planted this week:  Really not much. We were able to transplant some leek plants and some summer onions. We also seeded basil and dill in plastic pots to be transplanted at a later date. Again with any luck we might be able to get a few succession plantings in before the end of the week.

In your shares this week: Lettuce mix, Beets (see recipe), scallions (aka green onions), radishes, Kale (most shares), Swiss Chard (some shares).  A little light this week but we should be able to get things going again soon. Thanks, Jim

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