I am happy to report we started planting food for our 2020 season. On Saturday, we had five, eager-to-get-their-hands-back-into-the-soil volunteers.
160 lettuce seedlings planted on Saturday
Over 160 lettuce seedlings were planted in the Rimmel, which equates to a bed and a half. We have a total of four beds in that greenhouse. The volunteers planted the varieties with different harvest dates to create a steady supply. We plan to continue the Saturday lettuce plantings for the next couple of weeks, and radishes will be sown between the rows of lettuces. Radishes have such a quick maturity date of 25-30 days and we will be able to harvest them alongside the lettuce.
Our new tilther will be a great help in moving towards low-till/no-till farming
To accomplish our farm goal of moving towards low-till/no-till, we used our tilther for the first time in bed preparation. It worked great and was easy to use. I can see this machine will soon become our go-to tool. It will allow us to harvest and plant in a bed on the same day. Because it is lightweight and easy to maneuver, it is the perfect machine for all the women on our team. Check out the tilther in action here.
The daffodils are emerging and the perennials are strong
Rhubarb will be ready to be divided in two weeks
It is pruning season