-ROOFTOP FARM SPRING 2013 PROGRESS

Unusually cooler weather in our region this spring has effected planting of some crops.

Lettuce varieties are growing very well and we have been harvesting some of these

Spinach and Lettuce varieties are growing very well and we have been harvesting some of these

Spinach, lettuce and swiss chard are growing well

Spinach, lettuce and swiss chard are growing well

Broccoli, Cabbage, Radicchio, Red Kale are cool weather crops and also progressing well

Broccoli, Cabbage, Radicchio, Red Kale are cool weather crops and also progressing well

Potatoes are also thriving in the cooler spring weather. They have been afflicted with pill bugs and leaf hoppers, but that has been controlled with Insectcidal soap

Potatoes are also thriving in the cooler spring weather. They have been afflicted with pill bugs and leaf hoppers, but that has been controlled with Insectcidal soap

LeafHopper that landed on my shoe

LeafHopper that landed on my shoe. These guys are fast and will flutter away when you brush the leaves of your plants. Multiple applications of Peppermint oil soap, garlic and hot pepper mixture, sprayed on the leaves are keeping them under control.

Tomatos are not doing so well, they were transplanted on a warm day followed a week of cold windy days

Tomatos are not doing so well, they were transplanted on a warm day followed a week of cold windy days

 

 

 

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