Sunday, July 10, 2011

Glorious Day

What a beautiful day!  The weather was in the mid 80s, but with very low humidity.  Today I removed some old stems from the raspberries, covered the first raised bed with bird netting, covered the raspberries with light weight row cover (some of the berries are close to ripe) and helped Henry install a new irrigation system in the Grow Camp.  The soil is still damp from all the rain we had on Friday night, but we will probably need to water again tomorrow if this glorious sunshine holds out.

The rain barrel is full again, but I know just one day of watering will empty it.  I am finding that with the additional plantings one rain barrel is just not sufficient for watering the vegetable gardens.  It may be time to consider adding a second rain barrel.

We are close to the end of our sugar snap pea crop.  In August I'll start another crop.  The zucchini and summer squash are about 3 inches long, now, and so we should have our first harvest in less than a week. The new crop of beets has sprouted and broken the surface, and the beans, peppers, and eggplant plants are loaded with flowers.

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