June 10, 2011

Considering the Future

Andrea has been working hard to secure our tomato harvest for the season since we discovered some disease on the plants in our greenhouse and high tunnel. Removing the infected leaves and spraying the plants with copper were the only way to save the seedlings, and she diligently kept up with the weekly and sometimes daily process. So, when you see tomatoes this season, be sure to thank her for the hard work.

Since the little plants you see here have been put in the ground, they've flourished. We were stringing them up when the hail storm hit, and it's a good thing, too, because we didn't have to be in the nasty weather. (If you ask me, tomato plants are nasty, too. They smell.)

Here are some of the crew planting tomatoes in High Tunnel #3 a couple weeks ago before the weather got so hot, that Ted spared us from sweltering tunnel work.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to point out that the copper spray is entirely organic :) It does not affect/get into/on the fruits at all, we spray during leaf stage, and it prevents the spreading of the nasty spores that were going to (eventually)kill the plant. *nerd note*

    And man was that hailstorm cool. I was standing on a ladder tying strings to wire in the high tunnel when the hailstones started dropping. Imagine a thin layer of (clear) plastic ten feet from your head getting pelted with golfball sized hail. Way too cool.