sunnuntai 25. toukokuuta 2014

Viikko 10

Its been hot! Very hot. And its like the whole of nature has exploded.

We have been rushing to get the last of the potted vegetables (kesäkurpitsä, kurpitsä, meloni, mangoldi, avomaan kurkku ja maissi) sown and as much of the field raked as possible.

On torstaina Harri came with the tractor and began raking the field and laying out the beds. After a few delays we began the planting of onions and this will go on for a while still.

Meanwhile, inside the heat has brought everything to life. The first tomatoes have begun ripening and the indoor kesakurpitsat have started to show.

Our potato plants have been moved outside to try and get the roots to grow. I wonder what the neighbours think of our instant potato field!?

I have just borrowed a carrot sowing machine, so tomorrow they will be in the ground.

sunnuntai 18. toukokuuta 2014

Viikko 9


I saw my first swallow, so the summer is now officially here. And about time!

This means that, as of next week, we will be planting on the field and will be pretty busy for the next couple of months.

The week started quiet enough with more seeding in the kasvihuone and looking after the tomatoes. We did some raking on the field but it was very wet mid-week and slowed things up. Thursday thankfully was better weather and a few people showed up to help rake.

I forgot to mention to you that ROK has a work trainee: Suvi who is doing her practical for a horticultural course in Mantysala. She will be here most of the summer, so you should see her around.

Over 90 members came for the share. This is the most we have had so far.

The high point of the week was the ROK kahvila on Saturday. It looks like it was a great success. Thanks to all concerned!

 Our 'experimental' indoor crops are coming along fine. Unfortunately not quick enough for ravintola paiva but hopefully there will be something soon. I'm going to put the potatoes outside to try and get the growth to move from the leaves to the roots.

Now that we have a bit of heat, the plentyfull tomatoes should start to ripen.

The leeks, celery and celeraic are growing well. We also now have the first batch of cucumbers planted.

sunnuntai 11. toukokuuta 2014

Viikko 8


Its Mothers Day and Aaltosen Puutarha has had one of their busiest days of the year. As they start emptying out their glasshouse plants, ROK has been able to get a few tables to try and get some early growing going. We now have herne, kesakurpisa, avomaankurkku and peruna in addition to the salaatti and yrtit.

As you know, we had our second share on Torstai. This was also to be a talkoot day but only a few brave souls braved the bad weather. Because the work at the moment is to rake the weed root off the field, members can come any time they like and do a bit. If you are not sure what or how, come during the week and I will show you.

Weather depending, we will begin planting on the field in the next week or two. From then on, it will be full speed ahead until at least the end of July. So, here is a picture of the calm field before the busy days to come.

maanantai 5. toukokuuta 2014

Viikko 7

The week was spent seeding, weeding, planting, transplanting, sharing and caring!

Here are a few of the images: