Spinella Farm

  (Waterford Works, New Jersey)
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Hot and humid here in Waterford Works New Jersey

Hot and humid this morning in Waterford Works. Rose early before the Sun to get my work done. Amazing what you can accomplish in four hours with the notion that by this afternoon I will be sitting in front of the TV watching the NASCAR race from Pocono.

The string beans look great. The whiteflies thought so, too. I gave the plants some Sevin and I think that will take care of the problem. Ran the irrigation pump for four hours so everything should be settled for the heat that is coming in for the next four days. When's the best time to water? Good question. We do it first thing in the morning so that the water has time to settle before evaporation sets in and the plants aren't wet long enough to create fungus. Plants are protected with fungicide so hopefully that won't be an issue.

Peas and lettuce are not liking this weather much. Considering how warm it has been this Spring, I can't complain about about the peas. I grew them for the first time in over decade and they came in nice, especially the snow peas. I read somewhere if you keep the water to them, the snow peas will produce for a long time. We're going to find out.

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