Archive for April, 2015

Prepping soil on our farm

We’ve been very busy working the soil on the farm getting it ready for intensive organic vegetable production.  In early spring, this involves plowing the fields: IMG_1087 After plowing, we then level out the soil with our roto tiller: IMG_1120 Based on soil tests, we then add organic soil amendments to maintain the fertility of soil.  This year, we are applying rock phosphate, green sand, and re-vita pro fertilizer. IMG_1096IMG_1097 IMG_1100 We use a hand cranked broadcast spreader to evenly apply the amendments. IMG_1099 After that, the beds are either transplanted into IMG_1104 Or direct seeded, using an Earthway planter IMG_1115 IMG_1116 IMG_1117 All that is left to do is watch the plants grow!

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The garlic is doing well

It’s about 3 weeks since the garlic pushed up out of the ground.  They have put on quite a bit of growth in that time!

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