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Rain, rain, go away.!


Greetings,

As you can probably guess, these are challenging conditions for all the crops, not to mention for anyone trying to enjoy the summer. Or anyone trying to sow, plant, hoe, or even mow. I keep a rain/irrigation chart and it shows 16 days (and nights) of rain (about 12 inches) out of the last 23 days when this latest extended period of wet weather began. With more on the way! Add in heat, humidity, fog, and then a day when it felt good to take a hot shower and, well, we’ll see how the rest of the season goes. Having a well-drained sandy loam soil is very helpful in this situation, but we need the air to dry out, too.

So far, the vegetables are hanging in there, but production has slowed down in many cases. As ever, if an item you want is sold out please ask for it and we’ll do what we can.

We try to pick the best looking field tomatoes, but the heavy rain we’ve had can cause some marks and cracking, as you may have noticed. This shouldn’t affect the quality too much, but you may have to eat them sooner than later, especially with this humidity.

In any case, on we go.

Tim