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Week 9

Posted on June 24th, 2020 by Ford Waterstrat

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KY is so beautiful this time of year. The rain almost seemed to make the crops "jump" in size overnight. My boys went out the next day and said... Dad- the sweet corn doubled in size. Unfortunately, sweet corn- like strawberries are very difficult to grow well organically in KY. We won't dwell on that though. However-we don't anticipate a lot of sweet corn this year. 

We've seen some watermelons and cantaloupes the size of a softball, the red slicing tomatoes are starting to ripen, the green beans, eggplant, bell peppers, and other summer favorites are looking good. Short side note- Did you know that your summer favorites like tomatoes, peppers, green beans corn aren't typically planted in the field until the 2nd week of May- that's because the average last "frost date" is May 12th- Do you remember that late freeze we had in early May? Most tomatoes, peppers green beans, and other such things take 60-70-80 days to be ready for harvest...and that's after starting the seeds in the greenhouse in March- 3 months minimum-90-120 days to get you those summer favorites. The picture is from March 18th 2020. Thousands of tomato and bell pepper seeds just starting their journey to your plates.

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Sincerely, Farmer Ford