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From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 7.19.17

Posted 7/19/2017 7:33pm by Jan Schofield.

Hi All,
The heat is on. With temperatures in the 90’s the past few days and forecasted for the next several days we definitely know we are in the dog days of summer. So far the farm crew and I have handled it quite well. Drinking lots of water and taking some short breaks out of the sun and heat from time to time. We can only hope the crops will hold up. Generally a day or two of 90 degree plus weather doesn’t have too much affect on most crops but when you have several days back to back and add in no rain it can stress some plants. Tomatoes for example will not germinate in temperatures above 90 and can suffer from blossom drop losing all there blossoms. Most plants will wilt and stress in the heat of the day only to regain vigor when the sun goes down too many days of this in a row will eventually cause plant set back. All in all most of our crops are handling it well. We will keep the irrigation going and hope the heat wave is short lived and we get some normal rain fall soon. In the mean time the farm crew and I will try to stay watered up and not over do it.


Planted this week: This may be one of the few weeks throughout the spring, summer, and fall season that we did not really plant or seed anything. Most of the week has been spent weeding, irrigating, or harvesting. We are starting to see peppers and egg plant beginning to size up and tomato harvest is becoming a daily event.


In the shares this week: This week will see the first of the red slicing Tomatoes. Although some of them are a little smaller then we like we will have larger ones in the weeks to come. Also in the shares will be Red Potatoes, Leeks, Zucchini, and salad mix.
Enjoy,
Jim

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