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June 7, 2016 Farm update

Hi Folks, We finally got some rain here at the farm on Sunday, just over an inch. We need more but are grateful for what we receive. We have essentially lost the first planting of arugula, broccoli raab and tatsoi as a result of the dry conditions and the heat wave. It had been under siege from a pernicious pest-the flea beetle and was covered with an Ag fabric to protect it. Because it was hidden and because we are so busy with all our other planting I missed seeing that it was beginning to bolt to seed.

June 3, 2016 Farm update

Hi Folks, Firstly, I would like to apologize for having been incommunicado until now. I normally write one or two pre-season updates to keep members apprised of how things are going at the farm. It has been an extra challenging spring this year, we once again got off to a late start owing to winter sticking around until Mid-April. Since then it has been exceptionally dry despite a week of “rainy weather” which delivered barely a half an inch of drizzle during 6 days of gloomy overcast skies.

Introduction

My name is John Krueger and I am the owner and operator of Starbrite Farm. I have been interested in organic gardening for over 25 years, as an avid gardener and as co-founder and an officer of the Cook Organic Gardening Club.

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