June 29, 2023
We have all enjoyed the little reprieve from heat and humidity the first part of the week, but we know it’s lurking around the corner and will be back before we know it. Looking ahead to next week, some record highs are forecasted for the holiday week. One can hope and pray that they are wrong, but heat and drought seem to be the name of the game, especially these past 3 growing seasons.
While we did receive .18” of rain over the weekend, it was just enough to alleviate drought conditions for a day or two. It gave our crews and irrigation systems a breather, but we are back to watering and using our tool box of growing techniques to keep the crops growing and looking their best.
The heat has been a challenge, but there are blessings associated with it as well. Our first planting of sweet corn silked last week, meaning it’s 21 days away from harvest. This means homegrown sweet corn should be ready to go around the 12th of July, substantially earlier than past seasons!
Our cantaloupe crops are also thriving in this heat, and we are only a few weeks away from beginning that harvest as well. Now, if the heat could only jumpstart the ripening on our cold delayed tomato crop, we’d be delighted! Once the tomatoes decide to start ripening a bit faster, the crops look to be bountiful this season.
With the 4th of July holiday next week, I know many of you are heading out of town this weekend. Our roadside vegetable stands are open and ready to serve you!
We may not have homegrown sweet corn quite yet, but I do have to say that the corn we have been getting from Georgia is pretty darn good for this time of year. Indiana corn is right around the corner, which is always a highlight before getting into locally grown.
You’ll also find some great Black Diamond watermelons, Georgia Peaches, cantaloupes, a few homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and more. We’re open 7 days a week, so make sure to stop by and stock up on some fresh produce for all of your holiday celebrations.
Above all, thank you all for your continued support!
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