Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rain. We needed it and now we have had it for the last 3 days, but who is complaining. Forget the market today but tomorrow we go to market with our fresh corn, potatoes,peppers, & green beans. By the end of the week we will have melons. Our CSA brochures and Homestead Dream Maker brochures should go to print this week. We are planting for our extended fall and winter garden: cabbage, melons, tomatoes, broccoli, cauli, eggplant, leeks, peppers and more. Everything will be started in trays- even the huge variety of lettuce. Everything except carrots and kolrahbi Anybody interested in extended gardening must read Elliot Coleman's books. They are excellent. A good seed source is from Johnny's seeds; their quality is excellent and they are generous with info and advise for the seasoned and aspiring gardener. Can't wait to taste those french melons.
Succession planting and hoop tunnels will extend our market garden and pulverize our grocery bill .
My Market Gardening article will be published in the July/August edition of Rural Heritage. More articles are in the making. This is fun.

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