2013 Archives – June/July

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26JUL

Protection

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Why are these tomato plants wraped in Reemay?

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to protect these babies from munching mammals

21JUL

Make way for the King, corn that is

On the 17th David picked our first planting of bush beans, one more time, then cut down the plants.

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The smaller corn is Bloody Butcher

16JUL

Excess rain does not a potato crop make

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1 potato, 2 potato, 3 potato, 4
because of the rain there are no more

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

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Yesterday at the Catawba Sustainability Center

14JUL

New next-door neighbors

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4JUL

Rain Rain Go Away

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.

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1JUL

Our Home Away From Home

ImageYesterday 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.

29JUN

Playing Catch Up

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.

21JUN

Defense Against the Dark Arts

A web of electric fencing wire and drapes of Reemay help protect our beans from pillaging  deer and marauding groundhogs.

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Bean Patch 2013 – homeplace

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