Usually I don't write too much about these posts and let the photos do most of the talking. For this weeks update I wanted to talk about some interesting things that have happened with the weather. First, it got into the low 30s early this week which hurt a few of the crops including the sweet corn. Fortunately, it doesn't look like any of it was killed by the frost and it should all recover. In fact, with the sunny, warm weather we had this weekend there was already a noticeable improvement from Friday to Saturday.
In addition, the dry spring we had until this week caused germination to be a bit sporadic. In many crops (potatoes, spinach, radishes, kale, and sweet corn) the dry weather caused some seeds to not germinate right away while others did. This isn't too big of a problem as it will help spread out when everything is ready but the inconsistency is always a bit concerning.
Finally, the weeds are coming! I finished seeding all the produce crops this week so now the focus will turn to weeding until things are ready for CSA share deliveries and the farmers market stand. The weeds are the worst near the road ditch but aren't much less prevalent the farther from the ditch you get. Enjoy this weeks photos!