What's growing on the farm?
Here's a little update. This week we finished putting in all our tomatoes (we have most in greenhouse space and then one bed of field tomatoes which have small fruit already!). Peppers and eggplants made it in the ground this week as well. We grow somethings in plastic (as shown above). This is reusable landscape fabric that will help with increasing the heat for the peppers and keeping the weeds manageable. We are growing them in a section of the farm that was previously a field. It had been composted and covered last fall to kill the grass but this will be the first year it's growing vegetables for us. Cucumbers, winter squash and beans are all growing in the field and melons will get into the ground this next week. We might have to plant those one evening as the hot sunny days make it hard to get transplants into the ground without a lot of wilting. So as you can see, lots to get into the ground. Market season can be really busy but in the whole scope of the farming year - May is the craziest for farmers. There's intense pressure to get seedlings in the ground at the right time, get all the irrigation done to keep things well hydrated. We have been loving working in this gorgeous weather; even if we do flop into our beds each night.
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