On the Food Front
June’s been a pretty mild month, thanks to the morning gloom is not too hot nor too cold – just right!
But the first day of July is a HOT one. Summer is officially here and it will only get HOTTER.
June is the tipping point month were things can either go up hill or downhill … and fast! So far, we are holding steady. Some things are growing well, while others not so much.
No new news hear, we do have a problem with some worms that are randomly cutting round holes in the chard – cheeky buggers. In the morning I go thru and cull the bad leaves from the green beds – those go to the critters who chow down on box load of leafy greens each day.
We’ve spotted a few grasshoppers too. If they are big enough, Justin who’s just about as quick on the scissor trigger as Wyatt Earp, cuts them half. Bye, bye grasshopper. The ones that are the hardest to combat are the teensy tiny ones that wreak the most havoc in the garden.
A few harlequin bugs are still around but now there are some spider mites on the cucumbers and beans. Justin sprayed Neem Oil to control them a bit.
We are harvesting another bed of carrots. Like I said, best carrot year EVER. Next big harvest will be the beets. I’ve fallen in love with roasted beet and apple salad. Green beans are pouring in – can never have enough of those.
Tomatoes are coming in by the handful, but hopefully not for long. So too are the cucumbers, peppers and squashes. Eggplant are not far behind. If you drop by the urban homestead these days, you’ll
On the fruit front: there’s baskets full of apples, blueberries, peaches and pretty soon figs! Life is good.
730 lbs produce (fruits, vegetables, herbs)
Eggs: 32 Ducks / 68 Chickens
Year to Date Tally
2,540 lbs produce
205 Duck Eggs
440 Chicken Eggs
Happy Interdependence Day everyone!