On the 17th David picked our first planting of bush beans, one more time, then cut down the plants.
The smaller corn is Bloody Butcher
There is nothing quite like it, squishing your fingers through water logged mud trying to find your potato harvest only to grab a hand full of smelly slime. Ahhhh, the smell of rotten potatoes in the morning; the odiferous slime is in abundance, though not marketable. Oh how that smell lingers
David put these squash hills in five days ago. Last night they were covered with water and we thought they had washed away. As of 7 am we have only lost a few plants but there is still more rain to come.
Yesterday we spent about six hours working our plot at the Catawba Sustainability Center. We tilled, hoed, mulched, set out sweet corn plugs, planted a very long row of October beans and pulled onions. This Thursday, while I am vending at The Catawba Valley Farmers Market (holiday hours – Noon to 4 pm), David is planning to set out green bean plugs, stake tomatoes, and start digging our new red potatoes at the Center.
Since the spring was so wet and cool we are a month behind with our growing season.
To make up for lost time David planted sweet corn between the rows of our first planting of bush beans.
By the time he cuts down the beans late next week the corn will be waist high, if not higher and a month away from harvest.