Week 6 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA (7/9/14)

Well, we survived the 4th of July weekend and even had some time to enjoy the fireworks!

The greenhouse is about half full of transplants that we are growing for the fall. The weather is great for growing transplants, but as the temperatures heat up, we find ourselves watering the greenhouse several times of day just to keep the temperatures inside the greenhouse down and the plants growing. So far, everything is looking good!

We caught another very small shower this week, but with rain forecasts on the low side for this week, we are preparing ourselves to start the watering marathon. Typically by this time of year we have been watering for a long time, so we are feeling pretty lucky at this point.

Pickling cucumbers have really started to produce as of this week. Pickling cucumbers are different than slicing cucumbers in the way that they have been bread. We grow several varieties of each as our form of insurance. If we have total crop failure of one variety of cucumber, hopefully the other varieties can compensate for the loss.

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Finally, the crew had a “fun” time harvesting 500+ bunches of beets this week! In addition to our favorite Pekarek’s Produce CSA we also participate in a large CSA based out of Omaha which leads to harvesting large amounts of produce.

Beets

Your Farmers,

Ryan, Katie, and Crew

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