The Crop Report | Summer Plan(t)ing!
- Jun 09, 2023
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Man, I’m tired after this week, but all the extra effort is worth it when you stand back and look at the farm! From building pergolas to erecting tunnels the landscape of the farm has been dressed up quite a bit. Of course, we want to put on a good show for all our visiting farm friends from ASCFG this week but we are also starting to see some of our plans come to life for Flower Fair in July! The signs are slowly going up and the fields are looking spectacular!
I’ve been helping the farm crew with field work and boy howdy, it feels good to be in the farm rows again! I pulled all remaining crops out of tunnel five so that we can begin healing our soil with a cover crop and get the plastic scheduled for removal from the structure.
Beside me, the team has been amending beds and organizing this year's chrysanthemum crop (yay!) for planting! I’ve got to work hard to then pull spent rows out of tunnel 6 before they finish planting tunnel 4 so that they can prepare those beds for the remaining mums to be planted. It’s a tight juggling act of crops this time of year as the dried field and summer annual field also press us for time spent planting and filling them out.
Addie has joined the ranks this summer and taken on the massive project lead of our dried program in the heritage barn. She has begun to process the first 2023 crops for drying and cleaned up our barn space, and it looks so good.
While all this was happening our amazing uncles showed up unexpectedly and in two days made light works of creating beautiful staircases to safely allow us to access our lofts. Did I say the barn looks SO good!
We have lots of fun things we are building out over the coming weeks to give you a full experience when you visit so make sure you sneak out and don’t forget Flower Fair on July 15th - you don’t want to miss it!