Providing top quality farm products has always been of utmost importance to us, and we know it’s what keeps our customers coming back year after year. Here’s the point: we are offering replacements on cucumber plants that were purchased from us. Please contact us via phone or email, or see us at market this coming Thursday or Saturday if you bought cucumbers from us last weekend. Please bring us your dead plants as proof of purchase.
And now, we’ll expand: We had a great day at market on Saturday; we can’t thank you all of you enough for your support! The bummer was on Sunday morning when we were watering all of our plants, both in the greenhouse and the ones that were in various stages of “hardening off” outside the greenhouse. The cucumbers looked terrible, particularly the Marketmore varieties. Even the ones in the greenhouse were wilting, although their soil was adequately moist.
We used fresh, new crop seed, new planting media, watered and protected the plants from temperature extremes, and it didn’t frost…so what could be wrong, we wondered. This is a first for us. Jamie did some research and found that many farmers and gardeners have experienced similar damage this season. We believe that the low, (although not freezing) temperatures, paired with enduring high winds desiccated (dried out) the plants more quickly than they were able to recover from via soil moisture.
The cucumbers were hit hard, and the sweet basil didn’t fare well either. Sweet corn seedlings, as well as the thousands of acres of corn planted in the communities around our farm were also affected by these drying winds. Some tomatoes varieties appear to have been slightly damaged, but others appear unaffected; we expect that they will recover quickly. These plants have all displayed the same damage characteristics: patches of very light colored foliage.
We hope that you understand that farming – and gardening – are often affected by circumstances beyond our control. We do our absolute best to provide top quality products. Thank you for your continued support.
Jamie and Maggie