Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hurry up and Wait!

That is how we feel this time of year.  Hurry up and Wait!  We keep moving as fast as we can to get all the plastic mulch laid ahead of seeding and transplanting.  Yesterday as Ben and Cassie laid the … Continue reading

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Sprouting Corn Seed

The weather has been so cold this spring that we have not been able to start the seeding as soon as we wanted to. We like to have corn seed in the ground by the 1st of April, but this … Continue reading

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Slow and steady goes far in a day

Slow and steady goes far in a day, or I should say, if we don’t get a move on will we ever get caught up?  Well we are getting it done, slowly.  Every day Ken plants a quart of sprouted corn, about … Continue reading

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The rain stopped!

The rain has stopped, for now, and we are on to the onion bed.  Ben and Cassie worked all day transplanting onion starts and we were able to finish 9 trays.  THAT’S ABOUT 2,250 planted, we are half-way there!!!!  WOW, … Continue reading

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Transplanting Onion Starts

The day has arrived to set the onion starts in the ground. We like to put them in while the weather is still cool; a hot day will wilt them so badly that we will have some loss. The onions are … Continue reading

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Help has arrived!

The kids are home from college and now we will see things start hopping.  It was only their first day home and they transplanted a whole block of melons out of the greenhouse and covered them with row covers.  Wow! … Continue reading

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Tomatoes are in the Garden!

I thought I was going to have a good day of work seeding Melons and transplanting grapes but my ‘paycheck’ work called at 10 this morning, and they needed a sub.  The mail carrier’s rig was overheating.  She had the … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Day!

What a gorgeous day!  Alternating between rain and shine.  Everything is so green.  I think my eyes are starved for color after the long spring that we have just come through.  We still are fighting the cold nights. Monday is forecast … Continue reading

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The Onions need a Haircut!

I’ve put it off for too long and now the onion plants are starting to suffer.  When the plants get about 6 to 8 inches tall we trim the onion plants to about half their length.  This strengthens the plant … Continue reading

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The Weather is Changing-we think

Well, it looks like the weather is changing.  At least the days are sunny and a bit warmer.  Last night it still was around 29 degrees.  So we just keep planting… He sprouted more corn and is out planting it … Continue reading

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