Summer

Notes on Summer 2010:

June through Mid-July:
- In the first few weeks of summer (June-early July), we have seen tremendous harvests with our peas, lettuces, cauliflower, and the few spinach crops that did not immediately flower.
- Other crops that looked good were the potato plants, the tomatoes, the green beans, and some pepper plants.
- Most of the peppers, beets, spinach, and herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and dill) are faring poorly. We think that the combination of hot weather and poor soil quality — in HCA, the soil is mostly sod — are adversely affecting the seedlings that we planted.
- One other note is that students should not leave seedlings in their original containers too long (a few weeks at most). We made the mistake of leaving many in their original seed trays far too long, which has left us with some seedlings that are failing to take off.

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