10/10/2019, 8:00 am – Although we have had essentially no rain for 8 weeks, there is a 50% chance tomorrow and two fair chances next week. If it does then that will reduce the amount of hand watering needed. Made with Frank’s hiller 6 rows (nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 counting this planting from the fence) in the north half of the garden. Rows 1 and 2 are the winter squash.
- Florida Broadleaf mustard in the south 30 feet of rows 3 and 4. Both rows are planted as a wide low hill with two rows in each hill about 12″ apart. In row 3 they are spaced further apart than row 4.
- Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage in the south 30 feet of rows 7 and 8. Both rows are planted as a wide low hill with two rows in each hill about 12″ apart. In row 8 they are spaced 18″ apart with each row offset from the other by 9″. In row 7 they are 12″ apart and the rows offset.
- NOTE: Rows 5 and 6 were not planted.
1:30 PM – Checked the soil temps in the new raised beds and found them to be from 93-98. Watered the rows well to hopefully cool them down.
2:30 PM – Soil temps in the wet rows was 85-88 in the one now in the shade of the pecan trees. Temp in the one still in the sun was 92-95.