Monday, August 20, 2012

Midsummer night's dream

It's been a while since our last update, so we thought you might be curious to see how we are doing:
We had some volunteers come do a farm tour, at the end of July. Together we prepared some of our raised beds at our 33rd and California site to get ready for fall planting (which we have been up to for the past couple weeks), we watered our beds of kale (surely you remember it was super hot and dry in July!) and we saved seeds from some radishes we let bolt (here is Tyler explaining the process of seed saving to our volunteers). 

Despite the hot conditions in July, when the temperatures shot above 100 most days and we had less than 0.01 inches of rain, our plants continue to grow and produce! Thank you Mother Earth for your abundance! Here are some of our veggies: thai hot peppers, baby bells, Japanese eggplants, zucchini, crookneck squash and edelrot tomatoes! 

These days, we are busy planting fall crops, including beets, carrots, peas, radishes, turnips, and the like. We are excited to improve our techniques from our spring harvests of these things. Also, we have been busy picking fruits from various trees throughout the city: plums, peaches, pears and apples! Thanks to all of our friends who have shared their bounty with us. We have also been canning and preserving a lot of tasty things: pickles, jams, preserves, and sauces. Yum! 

Thanks for supporting us through the journey of this season-- more to come soon! 
the Big Muddy Urban Farm kids