Unfortunately, the corn is too far gone but luckily, we have enough time and seed to replant and try again. I'm also making a second attempt at reseeding cucurbits. And of course there is the usual seeding that must be done for succession planting, which includes broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, kale, carrots, and beets.
Our 5000 onions are turning yellow at the tips but are hanging in there! Without water, growth is very slow. It's hard not to become discouraged or even depressed when the weather acts unfavourably but the show must go on! We still have until July 15th to keep planting.
We just invested in an irrigation system which should be arriving soon. The weeding is still under control and the leafy vegetables look great. Not all is bad. In fact, some things are great! Including the inspection we just had with Savour Ottawa. The inspector was very impressed with our operation and said we have his "high recommendation". We are officially local to the Ottawa area! I'm looking forward to our fancy trading cards and promo material that comes with the membership.
It's time to get back at it! Happy summer everyone!
We covered the arugula with row cover to keep the flea beetles away but it went to seed before we got a chance to harvest :(
Selling seedlings at the Metcalfe Farmers' Market on Saturdays
Inside the greenhouse
Basil and eggplants being watered by the drip tape irrigation system inside the greenhouse.
Delicious Luxy Lettuce!
The carrots and broccoli are coming slowly but surely.
Row cover on the cucurbits to the left, ground cover under the tomatoes to the right - pest and weed control for organic farmers!
Newly transplanted cucumbers
If only they still looked this good!