The summer has sneaked up on us. We enjoyed a brief respite, celebrating the 4th of July with friends and family.
Tomorrow, we return to market at the start of a summer heat wave. The lettuces and I are wilting, but the summer fun crops are starting to make themselves known.
Coming tomorrow to the Pulaski Market is one of our summer favorites – green beans! Also making their debut – beets! Coming soon – tomatoes, peppers and squashes.
We also will have other favorites: onions, turnips, radishes, kales, cabbages, herbs and more. We hope to see you at the old train depot, downtown Pulaski (4-8).
Mother Nature is so amazing. I mean truly, could this growing season be any more unpredictable?
We have already hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit as a day time high temperature for this month.
May’s rainfall total for the entire MONTH = 1.42 inches (plants need an inch of water a WEEK for proper growth and for seed germination).
Dead lettuce transplant
The humidity is enough to need hourly showers.
This season, we are experiencing the hot, dry summer event. At least so far. The bad news is, that some of our cooler season crops were lost to these conditions (head lettuces, bolting greens, spinach). Weed pressure is pretty high. AND it is REALLY hard to work outside in this types of weather. It is important to keep cool and hydrated, y’all!
Our Wonder Dog pool
The good news is that (hopefully) the summer main crops will excel this year. Things like tomatoes, beans, squashes, corn, cukes and so on and so forth should be quite productive.
Aaaaah, wouldn’t we love to finally have a successful tomato season and a year off from blight?!!!
So hang tight…it’s going to be interesting in the garden this year. Stay tuned for updates of weekly harvests on our Facebook page.
For now, keep the liquids nearby and be sure to take an occasional break in the action to cool it!