It has been a dry spring...while we need to irrigate more, the fungal threat has been minimal. It has also been warm and the melons, capsicum and eggplant are loving the extra heat, growing new leaves and recovering well from being moved from the warm greenhouse and planted into the ground. This year we row covered the eggplant and capsicum, to give them extra heat, especially at night which we hope will help them to have more flowers which means more "fruit".
And bee man Pat O'Neil came and checked on the bee hives. They are all very healthy with the bees making lots of brood (baby bees) and starting to seal off their honey comb (the bees signal that the honey is ready).
We look forward to telling you more about Pat, the extra hives he is bringing to the farm, his bees and the CSA Honey in another post. We are very excited to have the bees here for all the fruit and vegetables, and the promise of honey produced on the farm for CSA members.