Saturday, June 6, 2009

Boot Sucking Mud, All Day Rain

Here are two Colorado Potato Beetles making more little CPB. Aaaarrrrggghhh!!!
Lettuce, and of course weeds.
Gold patty pan squash are here!

Red Express cabbage is coming along slowly but surely
Baby Bush zucchinni
Forellenschluss lettuce, a beauty. The above photos were taken before the rain. muddy was it??? We can testify to the power of mud. It will pull off your shoe which is why I bought a pair of tight fitting, knee high rain boots. Slogging between rows of lettuce while steady rain saturated our clothing made harvesting less than pleasant. Harvest does not wait for suitable picking conditions. Market dictates harvest, and CSA members want their share. Almost 2" of rain fell Thursday and Friday. For the precipitation impaired, that is a lot of rain.

Today proved gorgeous and market was lively with a good crowd. Despite the cold, wet, unkind Spring, the vegetables are growing. I simply put one foot in front of the other and keep on planting. There have been some flats that died and the pests are devouring what they can reach. Perseverance is the only response.

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