Bay Branch Farm

a vegetable farm in lakewood and cleveland, oh | we grow food

Summer update at the plot

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It’s been a hot and dry summer so far. June registered about an inch of rain all month and July so far has about the same with the average temperature being in the low 80s. That has meant a lot of watering and shade cloth over our lettuce. The jury is still out on this shade cloth, but the bed that wasn’t covered bolted, so I guess covered is better than not right now. We’ve also lost a bed of kale to a combination of flea beetles, aphids and some sort of fungus (I think). Otherwise, the farm is looking pretty darn good and the work that was put in early in the season has really paid off. We feel like we’re in a rhythm with succession planting and seasonal planting with summer crops coming in nicely right now. Check out the pics from the past week below:

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Purple pole beans flowering. Purple beans are easier to see when harvesting!

 

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We’re only growing cherry tomatoes for market this season. Lots on the vines. These are full on ripe now.

 

Shade cloth over 2 lettuce beds. View from the back of the plot.

Shade cloth over 2 lettuce beds. View from the back of the plot.

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