After grey sky and the possibility of rain much of the week we finally got some here at the farm today. The tomatoes don’t love this weather, but everything else we have out in the field right now does. The spinach is looking great, the peas starting flowering this week, and all the various greens we’ve planted are happy to get some rain. Despite the rain me and john got some tomatoes transplanted in at fuller street today. 5 rows of various salsa, cherry, and plum tomatoes. We also transplanted the sunberries. They are a new one for us, supposedly they are like blueberries…We’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out, but I can’t wait to try them.
We also transplanted more lettuce, and some basil this week. I worked a bunch on our raised herb bed. We’ve got some oregano, thyme, chives, rosemary, and sage going in there. We had to till in a bed of hakuri turnips, because they germinated horribly and were getting eaten by flea beetles, even with the row cover on. We’ll try again on those, but maybe not until fall. The scarlet queen turnips are looking though, and radishes are up. The beans have also started to come up.
Now we’re waiting for some dry warm weather to plant more tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and melons…meanwhile there’s lot of little weeds, and a few big ones, that need our attention.