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Happy 4th of July everyone!

The summer seems to be flying by…as it always does.

It sure was nice to have a few days of cool down. I really don’t like the high nineties for temperatures. It is just too hot.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have 80’s for daytime and 60-70’s for evenings for the rest of the summer? Hmmmm, not likely.

So every time I go out to water, I find a dozen things that need to be done. First tomatoes of 2015

I finished harvesting the potatoes, carrots, beets and onions this week and that left a lot of garden space empty.

But guess what?

Even though we are just now enjoying vine ripe tomatoes and lots of warm weather crops, it is time to start thinking about the fall garden!!

That’s right, there are several things you can plant as early as July 15th to start the fall garden.

If you find some tomato plants at the store you can plant them now for a fall crop.

Winter squash, broccoli and pepper plants can be planted July 15th.

The squash can even be planted by seed and it will mature and produce by the fall.

Actually it is a good time to do squash because by the time the plant gets big and the beetles would start showing up, the cooler fall weather keeps them away.

You know how I feel about beetles!

You can also seed some carrots and pole beans on the 15th.

See? We will keep you eating something out of the garden as long as possible.

Well, we are looking forward to the holiday weekend.

Several years ago we decided to close on the 4th of July because everyone goes to the Duck Creek fireworks, so the restaurant will be closed Saturday.

BUT, the Saturday Market will be in full swing with eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, turnips, beets, cucumbers, squash, peppers, onions…plus Sara will have a full selection of grass fed beef.

Come and shop with us!

Enjoy the Earth! Diana