Saturday, July 4, 2009

Harvesting and sales were the order of the day on July 1. I arrived early to find people already clamoring at the gate salivating for fresh picked. I couldn’t harvest fast enough!!! Thank you Henry for preparing the tubs for produce early!! AND, thank you Liza for the WONDERFUL gazebo!! It certainly is a Blessing to stand under and a respite from the Sun. We harvested lettuces, chard, kale, zucchini and Flowers for bouquets. The word must be out, because people were coming in DROVES, (actually, they were the morning hikers) and they’re all telling their friends and are looking forward to every Wednesday, now.
We planted pole beans, artichokes, and cucumbers. And, we also harvested the arugula for seed. Steve will be giving a demonstration in our next class on seed saving.
We also had someone stop by to see if one of the class members might be interested in a gardening job. The mention was made of making a posting board for people to leave us messages, and for us to leave announcements. What do you think of that idea?
Steve discovered a gopher invasion in the melon patch and secured two cinch traps. Hopefully, we can nip their intrusion before they do too much damage.
Anyone wishing for a Saturday workday, please contact either Hillary or myself—if there’s enough interest, we’ll try to set one up. I know those of you who can’t make it on Wednesdays are really missing the bounty and the fun of interacting with all the interested people wanting to purchase our produce.
Growing up in Iowa, the corn state, we had a saying: “The corn should be knee high by the 4th of July.” Well, our corn certainly is!!! It looks great, and we found 5 melons on one vine that are of a remarkable size already!! YEAH US!!!

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