Monday, July 5, 2010


We are no longer blogging at Genuinely Faux, we have begun to slog. As in 'slogging through the mud.' As a result of this and other circumstances - there will be NO CSA deliveries this week (July 5,6 & 8). We will tack on a week at the end of the season as long as monsoon weather doesn't last into October as it did last year.

Above is the pepper patch as of about 8:30 this morning. Some of the hot peppers have suffered root rot and died from prior wet conditions. Let's hope we don't have standing water for too long.

Then there is the kale. It's been doing well for us and tasting good. But, it's very hard to pick when it is this wet. And - it could use a little more time to rejuvenate after a heavy pick last week. But, the biggest problem? If we wade in and pick when it is this wet, we make a whole row of ankle-turning ugliness out of the surrounding soil for the rest of the season. And since I intend to pick this kale for several weeks....

We had some wonderful helpers at the Saturday Tom Sawyer Day. You can see the little lettuce plants that have desperately wanted to go into the ground. I'm not sure they wanted to be watered in quite this much though.

They say "no man is an island." But, clearly the summer squash and garlic are. Good thing we hilled these plants (the summer squash).

In any event, the soil was - and is even more - saturated. We did manage to get a fair amount of work done over the past week (but especially the last couple of days). We planted carrots, basil, peppers, eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce, cucumber, peas and beans. We ran out of time and did not get several other things in that needed to go in. But, time is time and that's the way it is.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! So much water! I guess the positive spin is there will be that much extra water when the dry season finally hits (if it finally hits...). Good luck!


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