Archive for August, 2015

Wanna See Some Smut

Farm Journal – week of

23rd August – 29th August 2015

Catawba

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David put in four rows of sweet corn several weeks ago at Catawba. Unfortunately, most of it has become infested with corn smut. For more information about corn smut check out this web site.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/corn-smut-mexican-truffles/

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This has been a clean up week at Catawba. 82715_fj_catawba4

After whacking down the corn stalks, left from the first rotation of corn, and cutting down the first rotation of black-eye pea plants, David cut down the buckwheat, which was growing between the corn, and tilled the top section of our plot in preparation for a cover crop of winter rye.

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David finally planted the cabbage.

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He was very pleased with the seedlings that I had started in soil blocks.
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Grandin Village Community Market

 Today – Saturday – 8 am until 12 noon

 

What is growing?

Fairy-tale Eggplant

82815_marketWhat is coming to market? 

Homegrown Produce

  • Legumes  –  fresh shelled Black-eye peas
  • root crops –  white and red new potatoes
  • Cucurbita –  a small amount of  summer squash,  zucchini, cucumbers and Acorn winter squash
  • Tomatoes – cherry, heirloom, open pollinated and Hybrids
  • Aubergine   small amount of Asian eggplant
  • Peppers – hot and a few sweet peppers

 

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Fuji Apple

 82515_marketWhat is coming to market?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Legumes  – Derby green beans and Fresh Shelled Black-eye peas
  • Root Crops – white and red potatoes
  • Cucurbita – small amounts of baby squash, zucchini and cucumbers
  • Tomatoes –  cherry, heirloom, open pollinated and Hybrids
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

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2 + Inches of Rain

Farm Journal – week of

16th August – 22nd August 2015

 

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The rain made it impossible to set out the cabbage seedlings this week and it caused a number of tomatoes varieties to crack.

 

On the other hand, I did transplant several types of fall seedlings from germination trays into cell packs and processed a lot of tomato sauce.82215_fj_seedlings

Besides harvesting and shelling a large number of black-eye peas, David did a lot of weed-eating and erected a short electric fence around the future cabbage patch in hopes of deterring rabbits.82215_fj_fence

Grandin Village Community Market

 Today – Saturday – 8 am until 12 noon

 

What is growing?

Cabbage seedling

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What is coming to market? 

Homegrown Produce

  • Legumes  –   Derby green bean and fresh shelled Black-eye peas
  • root crops –  white and red new potatoes
  • Cucurbita –  a small amount of  squash,  zucchini and Mexican Sour Gherkins
  • Tomatoes – cherry, heirloom, open pollinated and Hybrids
  • Aubergine   small amount of Asian eggplant
  • Peppers – hot and a few sweet peppers

 

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Grandin Village Community Market

Don’t forget!

 Tomorrow – Saturday – 8 am until noon

 

Harvesting – check back later for list of produce we will be bring to market.

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

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What is coming to market?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Legumes  – Fresh Shelled Black-eye peas
  • Root Crops – white and red new potatoes
  • Cucurbita – small squash, zucchini 
  • Tomatoes –  cherry, heirloom, open pollinated and Hybrids
  • Greens – kale
  • Peppers – hot

 

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sweet potato blossom

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