Well, spring is over and summer is waning...It has been a very busy time, from laying mulch, to planting, to watering and weeding! Now harvest is almost upon us! Hard to believe!
First things first, we have some catch-up to do! Way back in spring we posted a blog regarding some seeds Marie Mundie sent us from back in the 1930's. Well, we tried germinating them, Marie, and could not get them to grow! Unfortunately, the seeds were no longer viable...it was a long shot, and we were hoping that it would work...Thank you anyway, Marie!
So, this year we have a new field (above) that we have planted as well as the old one from last year! All told it is somewhere between 6 and 8 acres. The mulch really helps ( the black plastic you see above right) to keep the weeds at bay, as well as raising the soil temperature to optimize growing, and keeping the moisture in (we use drip irrigation under the mulch). The photo above left shows the transplanter in action planting seedlings...thanks again to Lyndy for sitting on the back and dropping seedlings into the cups!
Below, you can see the new field and all the various vegetables that we are growing this year! It really is a sea of green!
Shane and Tami Woods Wildrose Heritage Seed Company (WHSC)