פוסטים שפורסמו בחודש 2010-07

  • summer and organic tomatoes26-7-10

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 27 ביולי 2010 | ,

    Good week, dear vegetable lovers,
    First of all messages:
    I apologize that my recent mails have been shorter and less informative than usual. Due to the summer vacation I'm juggling between the garden, the "office" and the kids. Also, I am taking a much needed long weekend off next week, so I will be out until Tuesday. Accordingly, there may not be a weekly mail on Sunday, only the expectation list on Tuesday. Please, I request your understanding and forgiveness. Still, I will need you to advise me by next Tuesday at 11:00 if you wish any changes to next weeks boxes .

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  • abundance-of-summer20-7-10

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 20 ביולי 2010 | , ,

    The abundance of summer,

    In the recent weeks, as in previous summers, we have been blessed with many tomatoes, of all sorts, sizes and shapes. So, now is the time to prepare sauces or even basis for future sauces and freeze them! If, after reading below, you want any extra tomatoes, please let me know!
    This year we are having a problem which I'm encountering for the first time - the bug acarine in tomatoes. But before I go further on the bug of the week , a few things about tomatoes for those who do not want to read about this.

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  • summer-vacation12-7-10

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 12 ביולי 2010 |

    Hi,

    It is now summer vacation, so I have three new full-time employees that are diligent helpers. Actually, they are not really new. That is the good news. The bad news is that our Eli is soon beginning more intensive studies and is leaving us. Accordingly, I'm looking for someone to replace him to do the deliveries one day or two days a week, and for long term! If you know someone who could be good or is interested, please introduce us.

    There is so much that I want to write about -- mites in tomatoes, the different species of pumpkins that grow in the garden and how they differ in shape, color and size (which are still being sown continuously), cucumber problems, and the expected shortage of leafy greens during the summer (keep in mind that we have lots in the winter!) -- but it's the summer vacation, and as I mentioned above, my 3 kids, the not so new workers because they chip in all year round, are participating more with unique employment conditions that include lots of feedback, fun times and many many popsicles.

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  • the longest day of th year

    נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 5 ביולי 2010 |

    Hi friends,

    June 21 was the summer solstice - the day with the longest period of daylight of the year. Why is this so? Two factors come into play. First, the earth's axis is not perpendicular to its orbit. Rather, it is slanted relative to its orbit around the sun and, in the month of June, the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun.

    Accordingly, the northern hemisphere is exposed to sunlight for more hours a day than in any other day of the year. In the southern hemisphere, which is slanted away from the sun in June, the opposite is true - this is their shortest day.

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