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Tuesday! Jul 18 2006 // 7:54 am //

55 and raining

The fence is on. And it is hot. Now I won’t be up all night fretting about moose, I’ll be worrying about people touching the fence. There are a lot of people who take walks after hours and cut through the garden, which I don’t mind at all, but what if they bump the fence! School is in session and sometimes classes play kickball or other games in the field next to the garden, what if a student touches the wires! I wouldn’t be able to live with myself. Not that it would really hurt anyone for much longer than a few buzzy minutes after a brush with the lines. But it’s only been on for a few hours and I’m already thinking about it nonstop!

Milkmaid sent me a seed experiment, which I am planting tomorrow. It’s french breakfast radish crossed with cherry belle turnip. I’ll let you know what happens. I’m quite excited and flattered that I was chosen to try them out. On the other hand, it could just be that I’m one of a few people that has somewhere to grow stuff. Either way, I’m geeked to give them space in my garden!

It continues to be cold and rainy here, with hot sunny patches in the afternoons. It’s kind of nice, really.

My cabbage is doing something weird. It’s got all these rot spots on the bottom that go in pretty deep. Nasty! All I can think is that it’s been so wet and rainy that the water just collected in there. Milkmaid? Any ideas?

The share this week is: broccoli, summer squash, 2 bunches greens, lettuce, salad mix, bunching onions, kohlrabi, cabbage, cilantro, and parsley. Next week baby carrots and beets?

The Milkmaid

Thursday! Jul 20 2006 // 9:09 am

perhaps it’s:


This disease is caused by the fungus, Alternaria species, and occurs during warm, moist conditions. On seedlings, the symptoms are small dark spots on the stem that can cause damping-off or stunting of the plant. On older plants, the bottom leaves are infected first with brown circular spots on the leaves. Spots have characteristic concentric rings (target spots). Infected leaves soon turn yellow and drop. Bright sunshine, frequent dews or showers, and temperatures between 60 and 90 °F favor disease development.…s/cabbagedis/altern.htm

sasha ray ray

Friday! Jul 21 2006 // 8:55 pm

no, that’s not it, exactly. The spots were mushy. And to call them "spots" is not to say "spots" like on a dalmation but to say "areas" as in, "ther are areas of rot." These areas of rot were a few inches in diameter and went four leaves deep at times. At first I thought root maggots, but the spots sometimes didn’t appear until a few leaves into the cabbage so I don’t think it was root maggots. My best guess is the collection of water because of heavy rains and a lengthy remay covering. Thanks for looking up that awesome photo, though.

the mom

Saturday! Jul 22 2006 // 5:19 pm

Are you sending my share? It sounds great.
Ginger is doing well. The river was dry and when I filled it she jumped in and sucked it in for a long time. Miss you.

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