Everything is growing well. Irrigation is going smooth. Harvesting is keeping us busy. But oh my goodness, cucumber beetles. Never have we ever had such problems with cucumber beetles before. Not only are they everywhere, but they are mating and reproducing by the minute. They are all over the cucumbers, summer squash, and winter squash plants and are completely demolishing the leaves. Some pest damage is expected. In fact, we always plant 25% more than what we need, knowing that some will be sacrificed to the pests or elements. We just got these sticky traps with cucumber beetle pheromones to try to reduce the population but we shall see. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a strong cucumber and squash crop.
A new field that we have started harvesting: lettuce, cilantro and soon to be green beans, broccoli, and potatoes
The potatoes are flowering! This photo is of the All Blue variety and sure enough the flowers are a pretty purple
The strawberries are flourishing! See all the red speckles? Lots of people at market have told us that our strawberries are some of the sweetest ones around. Quite the compliment.
Our garlic has been cut off of water to start the drying process
Here, Jeff is pulling one of the first varieties of garlic to set out and cure.
- Big, beautiful romaine lettuce