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The rain at the beginning of the week last week was very timely and has enabled many of our early crops to size up.  Our second planting of radishes, spinach, and kale are all ready for a first harvest.  Scallions are starting to look like scallions, and heads of lettuce are starting to fill out.  With decent windows of sunny dry weather in between rains, we have been able to stay on top of weed control in all of the gardens.  Now we are beginning to scan our eggplant and potatoes for Colorado Potato Beetles.  If we find them before they lay...

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1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 2 cups bok choi, roughly chopped 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped hot peppers.  1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar or cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups cooked great Northern beans, drained 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper Heat 1/4 cup water in a medium skillet, cook onions over medium heat until translucent but not browned.  Add in minced garlic, cook for a minute. Add bok choi, tomato sauce, hot peppers, and vinegar. Stir fry until bok choi is tender, 6 minutes or so. If...

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This year, in an attempt to get earlier sweet corn, I experimented with starting a couple of varieties in the green house two weeks early.  I chose varieties that have not had the best germination in the field the past couple of years.  They looked great in the green house and we planted them out just before the rain.  We direct seeded the rest of the corn just as the rain was starting last week.  All the transplants look happy and the corn seeds have germinated and are just about to emerge!

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Sophia arrived here in mid May and will be joining us for the season until she returns to Barnard College in late August.  She comes from Long Island, New York and is a great addition to the farm crew.  In her free time you may find her birding in the Schoodic Woods or singing with the Schoodic Summer Chorus.

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Red Choi - This small headed pac choi is tender and crunchy.  Use it raw as a snack or salad, or throw it into a pan or wok. Hakurei Turnip - Hope you enjoyed these last week. Cilantro Baby Head Lettuce - The first small heads of lettuce out of the hoop house. Oregano - Young and tender right now.  You can use the stem along with the leaves as they have not gotten woody yet.  Great chopped raw for rice salads or tossed into pasta.  Also cooks down wonderfully with any sauce or dish you are making. Kale (Red...

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The soil was dry.  We had no forecast for rain last week and didn't get any, but we have gone forth with the energy of this past full moon and gotten many seeds and plants into the ground.  The seeds lay waiting for rain to wake them up.  We watered the transplants in by walking buckets of water up and down the aisles and pouring it over each plant.  Winter Squash and Pumpkins will own the garden patch to the right of the driveway (as you are coming up to the barn).  Our Sweet Potato plants that we started in the greenhouse...

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