Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Busy Week

Last week was a very busy week here on the farm. After two full weeks of wet and cold temperatures the sun has decided to return and bring some heat with it. We have gotten all of our leeks and onions transplanted and the first round of broccoli & lettuce heads. A pile of veggies have been direct seeded including beets, carrots, turnips, Asian greens, radish, spinach, lettuce mix, dill and cilantro. The peas, onion sets and the first plantings of carrots/beets/lettuce mix/spinach/radish/asian greens are all growing well and will be in a bad need of a good weeding this time next week.

The field looks quite a bit different now after all that planting, I'll need to get another picture taken

I am hoping to return to the Summerside Farmers Market for the month of June with tomato and herb transplants and early greens but the two weeks of cold wet weather has defiantly set me back. Hopefully with the sun and heat the plants and greens will grow fast so I can get back there sooner.

We had five kittens born late last week but unfortunately 1 died last night so we're down to four. Ben & Jake love to check out the kitten several times per day and are going to be loving it when they start to wander around.

This week's weather is looking promising to getting more transplants in the ground including cabbage, chinese cabbage, joy choy, brussel sprouts, tatsoi, kale and turnips as well as strawberry crowns and hopefully the remainder of the potatoes. Even though it was a wet start to May I would like to see us get some rain fairly soon. Lots of our direct seeded crops are planted quite shallow and need a good soaking to be able to germinate. Hopefully we'll see some showers tonight or towards the end of the week.

1 comment:

cindy said...

Sorry to hear about the kitten.

It has been very wet, keeping most farmers out of the fields and planting extended, glad to hear the gov extended 5 days but that isn't much is it? Your fields look lovely