Radishes

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Harvested some gorgeous radishes today! An absolutely wonderful size and flavor from all three of our varieties!

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Tomatoes

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Here is a look at our outdoor tomatoes. This is three days work you are looking at. One day planting all the tomatoes, one day driving steaks, and one day laying hay in 90 degree weather. We lay down hay for two main purposes. First, to suppress weed growth in the beds and aisles. Second, to maintain a higher level of moisture for the plants.

Snapper

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Snapper in the potatoes! Fairly big snapping turtle I found earlier. Going to try to move him to the wetlands soon before we have members walking through the fields with children. However I of course had to pick him up momentarily, which I do not think he appreciated. Beautiful turtle though!

Beneficials

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Snapped this photo of a spider (need to do further research on what type of spider it is) eating a aphid on a pepper plant. Awesome example of a beneficial doing our job for us. Today we removed thousands of aphids off of our pepper plants by hand, tomorrow I will be finishing the job by spraying the plants with a solution derived from tomato leaves. This works by releasing alkaloids from crushed leaves, which are toxic to aphids .

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

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Heres my babies. The hottest pepper in the world (Capsicum chinense) However I recently noticed a small number of aphids on them. To handle it before any real problems arise I covered the peppers with a plastic dome I generally use to raise temperature and humidity. I then released ladybugs (Coccinellidae) into it. Hopefully they chow down!

High Tunnel

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Working right now in our hot house trellising the tomatoes. All of our heirlooms are in here. Probably the crop I am most excited about. Also it sounds amazing with the rain hitting the roof.