What a hot week! We really felt the heat of summer this past week, and are past due for a soaking rain. The crops are coming through pretty well, though our broccoli seems to be taking the heat poorly. The potatoes also could use some moisture to size up, and the greens like collards, kale, chard and arugula look pretty wilty by midday. It's hard as the farmer to see dessicating crops, but equally hard to see drowning crops. If the pain of the dry ever gets to be too much, I gaze into the onion crop, which appears spectacular. It sure seems like this might be a season where we get both extremes! This dryness reminds me of the four week stint we had last summer in late June/ early July. It passed, the rains came gently back, and the crops survived.
The good thing about summer heat is summer crops. Barring any catastrophe, we should start seeing tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Also there's no need to visit the sauna or take vitamin d.
This week's pictures: Everybody loves onions! Bea's friends harvested some onions during her birthday party.
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