Dry Summer

While the fields are thriving in this unseasonably warm and dry summer, they are at the expense of the pond. The water level has been dropping as each time we irrigate we use around 2500 gallons for the whole farm. Each time it rains we are thankful!

Mulch Layer

New this year is our mulch layer! It should save hours of labor of weeding. We are using this mulch layer on beds containing our large transplants (like broccoli, cabbage, squash etc.). It is 100% biodegradable in 6 months time and is made from starch. In addition to laying mulch it will lay two lines…

New Irrigation System

As part of a USDA grant we are beginning a new project on the farm. This new irrigation system will hopefully make watering the fields easier and more automated. We hope that waking up at 11 at night remembering that we didn’t shut of the water to the greenhouse or field will be a thing…

Irrigation

After this dry May we desperately began to feel the need for anther way to irrigate the fields. Up until now we had been watering the greenhouse and fields from the house. The dry May weather was certainly over taxing the house system as we found ourselves irrigating for nearly 12 hours a day. Jeff…