You know how you get all these plans going in your head. You think "yeah I can get all that done this week, day, hour....." That was me this week. I thought I would have chicken wire up around the entire greenhouse garden in one day. It took me three. Three days! Of course there was lots of other things that had to be done at the same time. Garden farm chores can't be put on hold so that I can put chicken wire up. Watering weeding and planting still needed to take place. Well tonight I got it done and I'm so grateful. Chicken wire is not fun. Out of all fencing wire I think it is the worst. But like I said it is done and I'm grateful. No rabbits will be coming to the greenhouse garden for a midnight snack. Thank you!
The garden made it through the 50+ mile an hour winds from multiple storms, but the row covers over the cabbage and cauliflower did not. We have shade cloth ordered for them to replace the fabric row covers. We are hoping that this will keep the cabbage worm moth out. You can see from the pictures that the cabbage and cauliflower looks great.
The strawberries are blooming! I think we should have some ready by the end of July. I would really like to have some for the first farmers market and our CSA customers. Remember that the strawberries are an add-on item to the CSA share.
The raspberries are leafing out nicely as well. We were told that the canes probably wouldn't leaf out and that they would just come up from the roots so we are very pleased that the majority of them are leafing out from the cane.
4 of the 7 varieties of tomatoes have blooms along with several varieties of peppers. They won't be ready for the first farmers market but we expect to have, several kinds of lettuce, spinach, kale, beets, garlic, onions, chives, cilantro, possibly some carrots (a baby variety), and peas. Maybe, just maybe, some strawberries. Let's all pray!
Have a great weekend.
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Hello, I'm Jaci. I love wandering around in my gardens admiring God's creation. I'm passionate about whole foods and clean eating. I look forward to sharing my farming and homestead adventures and helping you reach your gardening goals! If you have any questions then don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a message and I will be glad to help!