In the Northeast:
Now being picked: assorted salad greens, cucumbers, zucchini, string beans and Cherokee trail of tears pole beans. Melons, too: musk, cantaloupe, watermelon. Lots of flowers appearing on winter squash plants sown in late spring: on track for the October harvest.
Seeing early fruit on tomato plants and getting a sense for how the crop will turn out this year. On the lookout for early and middle stage insects and early blight that wilts leaves. Eyes still peeled for horn worms that can be a threat to tomatoes, and for flea beetles that chew tiny holes in lettuce.
Out at the farm stand, more and more visitors are stopping by as the height of the summer vacation season nears.
Five Acre Farms. Positively Local.TM