A farmer’s perspective 7/2/2012

Dahinda, IL: This past week we got a little rain. This is great but it does not mean the drought is over. This summer so far I have lost my carrot, spinich, swiss chard, and chinese cabbage crops due to the dry weather and the high temperatures. Much of the cucumber, squash, and lettuce have been slow to come or, in the case of the lettuce, bolted early. Tomatoes are coming along as are peppers and I am going to make another try at a late crop of carrots,zucchini, and other crops. This week we are not going to get a break. It will be in the upper 90’s all week! Hopefully we will continue to get rain, and break the drought, in spite of the hot weather!

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