Cucumbers Growing and Peppers Flowering
Village Farm Team,
We trellised our cucumbers last week and they are already starting their vertical climb. We’re beginning to see the first fruits hidden among the vines which means we’re about a week away from our first cucumber harvest of the season! Cucumbers are one of our favorite farm snacks when the temperature begins to rise. Due to their high water content, the inside of a cucumber can be around 10 to 20 degrees cooler than its surroundings.
Our peppers plants are flowering! All of the varieties we’re growing produce these lovely white flowers. Since peppers are self-pollinating like tomatoes, each flower can yield a single pepper. Pollination in peppers occurs with the help of wind or insects. Once the pollen is transferred from the anthers to the stigma of the flower, fertilization occurs and the fruit begins to form. Which are you more excited for, hot or sweet peppers? We can’t wait to share the first harvest with you!
In case you missed the great news, the relaunch of our Harvest Green Farmers Market will take place from 8am to noon on the third Saturday of every month beginning Saturday, May 15th! You can find the Farmers Market at 8939 Harlem Road right next to our new neighbors Messina Hof Harvest Green Winery and Kitchen.
The Agmenity Farm Team