June 16, 2012
Preparing for the Heat
It is supposed to be around 100 degrees today, a bit cooler tomorrow, not a heat wave but quite warm. The crew is busy with the end-of-week tasks, staying hydrated and covered from the sun. They will work just until noon today.
Pulling row covers over the basil to protect from the voracious cucumber beetles.
Once the covers are pulled over the hoops, large metal clips secure the material.
New artichoke plants were put in the ground yesterday. They need a good soak today.
The first three rows were planted a week ago. The others more than a month ago. The staked tomatoes are getting their first “tying-up” right now.