|Green Leaf Lettuce, Deer Tongue and Romaine|
|More tomatoes, Green, Heirloom and Slicers|
|Suyo Long Cucumber|
Production and Distribution
|Washing and Packing Rainbow Chard|
I have to drive into DC twice a week in Flora, the farm truck. She is a flex fuel vehicle and there is ONE Ethanol gas station in DC. It is in Georgetown and is the size of a postage stamp. I try to make it over there once a week to get some E85.
|Fresh Food Delivery at The Heights with Chef Aldo et al.|
Cultivation and Maintenance
|Filtering Compost Tea|
I also sprayed the tomatoes this week with a good dose of compost tea and a bit of fertilizer to give them a boost to help fight off the disease and also to give them what they need to fill out all of the lovely fruit they are setting. I've written about the compost tea before. Here is what I have to do after it is brewed in order to be able to spray it through the backpack sprayer. I strain it through and air filter. This gets out all the chunks that would otherwise clog up the sprayer.
|Romaine lettuce, just weeded|
|Chewed up Tomato|
More tomato drama.... Someone is eating them. I found a few low hanging tomatoes that had claw marks and bites taken out of them. I went ahead and set a trap with a tomato inside. Check back next week to see if I caught anything....
|Tomato eater trap|
I also came across this little dude this week. Could he be eating my tomatoes? I think it is an Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapine C. Carolina)
PlantingIt is a good thing I planted a ton of stuff last week because it rained too much this week to be able to work the soil. When I checked the rain gauge today it was up to 6". No planting this week but next week will be round 2 of fall planting.
|Radicchio Salad, Cucumber Salad, Squash Casserole,|
All home made, all from the farm. Lunch.
|Sweet Pickles from Grillfish|
|Green Beans with a 6 minute egg and tarragon from Logan Tavern|
|Zucchini and Squash with fried Basil at Logan Tavern|
|Sesame Crusted Tilapia and Broccoli Raabe at Grillfish|
Puddy had a long hard week. I only got one picture of her at the farm as I was straining compost tea. The rest of the time she was entertaining our temporary dog Tilford, two toddlers and a 5 year old. It's exhauting being Puddy.
|Tilford and Puddy. I'm not sure where the people are supposed to sleep...|
Since this is the part of the blog where the cute stuff goes, here's Finnegan enjoying a fresh cucumber he helped pick on Saturday. He and his twin sister Nori devoured two cucumbers all on their own. You have no idea how happy that makes me.