Plot Manager’s Log
July 24-30, 2011
More scourges at the farm. Most notably, the tomato leaves along the fence began to turn an alarming yellow. Plot managers researched and the problem could be one or more of the following: two-spotted spider mites (found on the leaves); lack of nutrients; a virus; a fungus or white flies. We are proceeding with the hunch that it is spider mites and spraying the leaves with soapy/vegetable-oily water in hopes that we can hold the problem at bay. We also found mold that looked like coffee grounds. Some tomatoes in the bed to the left of the entrance were splitting open and ants were feasting on them. We reorganized the toolshed with bins for paper, plastics/metals, and trash.
July 17-23, 2011
This week saw a series of scourges hit the farm. We had white mold growing near some squash flowers, white flies on the brocolli greens and kale, and blossom-end rot on the tomatoes on the south end of the farm. A strange tendril plant that appears not to have roots continued to spread and wind around greens and basil.
July 10th-16th, 2011
Our peas have finished for the year, while blackberries are just starting to appear as tiny buds. Tomatoes are getting larger and heavier – we staked several beds.
June 5th - 11th, 2011
Watering almost everyday, pruning tomato suckers, yellow mold was spotted. Tomatoes now have fruit on them. Lettuces and herbs are ready to harvest.
May 29th – June 4th, 2011: Water, water, water. Tomato plants by the fence and in a few terraces are ready to be trained and staked, and are growing steadily.
May 22nd – May 28th, 2011: Some rain, but some hot weather. Crop required more watering. More weeding was needed, mostly knot wee.
May 15th – 21st, 2011: Plot managers began tending the crops. It rained often, so only a little weeding was needed.
May 2nd- 14th, 2011: Members, Plot Managers, and Volunteers planted over 60 tomato plants, sweet and hot pepper seeds, marigold seedlings, cucumber seeds, eggplant seeds, lettuces, herbs, beans, and more.