With temperatures in the 100's, work starts here at the Community Supported Agriculture Farm On West Sacramento Avenue at 6.30am, weeding the beets and carrot seedlings with simply designed and perfectly efficient hoes. The slimline lightweight irrigation hoses lie completely flat when empty and can be lifted by hand from each end of the crop row for weeding. Care is taken to just weed between the rows this morning, then in a few days the "Peedy Weedy" weeding between each plant will take place.
The 5 of us spend about an hour and a half weeding and then Lee hands me a secateurs and we're off to and area next to the poly tunnel in the shade. I'm tasked with selecting the long green and red sweet peppers. The perfect ones to pick are firm with a glossy finish and there is an abundance of gorgeous specimens here. Unfortunately, some do get sun blemished and they are not suitable for produce to sell to customers, so there's an opportunity to snip those off, allowing more nutrients to get to those developing baby peppers to grow into lovely sweet glossy ones!
I got to try some which I roasted with onion and garlic, as well as using some raw chopped peppers in a coup coup salad for our local Meditation Potluck , very tasty and fresh.
Now, I'm looking forward to my veggie box tomorrow .... Yummy!