I’ve been hard at work today getting the remainder of this round of seeds started for the 2012 growing season. No, that’s not actually wine in the bottle. I haven’t been working that hard. Just turns out that the bottle is perfect for watering the little cells inside of the growing trays, and hey, we like to recycle! Speaking of which, I think I’m going to need several more of those bottles for maximum efficiency in the growing station. I’ll get right to work on emptying ’em!
But seriously, we are going to have a lot of stuff growing here this year – mostly food, but some flowers too. Flowers are beneficial in that they can be alluring to bees, who come to pollinate the vegetables, herbs, and berry plants. Some varieties also offer protection from pests, too.
I’ve been working on a spreadsheet to track everything we’ll be growing, and I’m up to over 120 different foodstuffs, including varieties of peppers, tomatoes, okra, winter and summer squashes, herbs, pumpkins, radishes, beets, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, lettuce, leeks, kale, beans (fresh and dried), cabbage, Asian greens, cauliflower, broccoli, ground cherries, wonderberries, raspberries, and strawberries.
You may already be aware of the farm shares we are offering this year. What you probably don’t know is that farm share owners will be given priority access to anything grown here on the farm, including produce, pasture raised poultry, and eggs. So that’s another advantage of becoming an investor here at the farm!
We are busy with Springtime activities, including eight adorable bouncing goat kids, who I’ll be posting photos and videos of tomorrow, so be sure to check back then.
As always, if you have any questions, please do contact us! Thanks!