Sunday, May 2, 2010

Summer?

More plants go in the ground! All the onions of the season, plus scallions, leeks, spinach, broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, more mixed greens, carrots, beets, wow! Now it can rain.Lots of helpers came out for the latest planting party-- thank you thank you thank you!
Beth learned to cultivate with our little Cub tractor-- cultivation is a special word for "weeding" but you usually use bigger equipment than a hoe. In this case, 4 "hoes" (sweeps) are mounted underneath the tractor, and Beth drives right over the cabbage row, scraping out all the weeds in between. She's a natural, and had less cabbage fatalities than my first attempt cultivating!
May 2nd, and we've hit mid-80's two days in a row. I've been sweating almost continually for the past 3 days. Dirt, diesel, and sweat-- the kind of mix that makes you embarrassed to check out at the grocery store at 9:30pm after a long day (buying ice cream!).
But of course the onion plants don't care what I smell like! And the tiny mustard seeds, settling themselves into the earth, waiting for this promised rain.

1 comment:

floridabamboo said...

Remember you can stash some frozen bananas for those hot farming days so you can avoid the embarrassing stinky grocery-buying-ice cream scene.