Tuesday, August 17, 2010


We are regrouping, starting school, planting and planning. Mercifully, we have had 2 beautiful rains. Lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower will love it. Honeydews are spreading rapidly as are the squash and cukes. Okra is finally coming on, brown crowders and green beans are blooming. We are still about 2 weeks out from harvesting. Mixed lettuce will be ready then, too, and then back to the farmer's market. We found 2 more markets in Crossville. One is attached to the new food buying club we joined so we can kill 2 birds with 1 stone- ( as awful as that sounds).
Hopefully they will come to dig our pond soon. We just made it this season by the seat of our pants. Rains came just in time. Ron found a good place to buy drip line and greenhouse supplies in McMinville. We also found a man in Pall Mall- Wolf Valley Growers who will grow our plants for us (organically). We bought our broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower from him. They were lush and green and we popped them in the ground this morning, and then it rained again. Great timing.
Ron made the hoops for our low tunnels. He bought conduit and a hoop bender from Johnnys Seeds for about $79. We will start to use these in September. Try to purchase that from the manufacuturer. We are going to buy the Salad Spinner that Johnnys carries; however, we will purchase it from the manufacturer for 1/2 price. Sorry Johnny's - They have great seeds but some of the extras are a little pricey.

We are getting our website, herbandplow.com, ready for purchasing produce.

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