Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Weekly Update - August 1, 2011

Summer is finally here - and hot!  High temperatures have been in the upper 80's for a few days now.  The pole beans are starting to climb up the teepee we made.  Tomatoes are beginning to turn closer to yellow - on their way to red.  Corn is just starting to tassel out.  Raspberries and strawberries have really slowed down production - just a handful here and there.

I really am still watering the potatoes.  This is what they look like when they start to die back.  Once over half of the plant is yellow/brown, I stop watering it.  I'll dig the potatoes once the plants are completely dead.  We planted some blue potatoes, red (though the whole potato) potatoes, and some "normal" potatoes.

The greenhouse is coming along.  Jayme does a great job with the recycled materials he finds.  The windows are recycled (with help from craigslist and a friend) and the redwood trim came from an old deck that was no longer wanted.  I love the look of the redwood.  Once he put the old boards through the planer, they look new again!

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