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Monday, September 21, 2015

Late-summer farming is much more relaxed

I went to The Farm Sunday, just a few days before the official end of summer (the autumnal equinox, when the sun is directly above the Equator, occurs Wednesday at 4:21 am). Not much to do, really -- some watering, some harvesting. The first broccoli crop, saved from insects through judicial use of chemistry, is starting to show signs of bearing fruit:


Hard to see through the glare, but that's a broccoli stem growing in there. Broccoli crop No. 2 and the cauliflower also are doing well:


The fall pea crop No. 1 is thriving:


Almost time to thin the fall pea crop No. 2. These are supposed to be bush peas, but I might have to put up some trellises. We'll se:


I need to thin the radishes:


Managed to harvest some tomatoes and a pretty fair amount of beans, plus some peppers:


All in all, not a bad day for food production on The Farm. Also, Farmer Tom is back from his trek in the wilderness, so I once again have a helping hand. We're already discussing plans for next planting season. There will be corn, damn it.

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