Monday, September 12, 2022 4:49 PM
As summer winds down and fall dances in we are shifting from berries to apples and melons to pumpkins. We are already finding orange Jack O’Lanterns in the field and there’s even a Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin peeping through foliage. We have started picking winter squash and putting fields to bed in a cover crop for the winter. If you’ve been in the store lately you’ll see a new face or three. We welcome Lolo and her two sweet pea little girls. Lolo will be taking over our blog posts and doing social media posts. She’s a wealth of information on natural healing, cooking and personal fitness.
Around the farm we’ve managed to survive the start our next years strawberry crop. We get in “tips” or runner clippings from Canada that are certified virus free. Within days they are planted into trays to grow out for about 3 to 4 weeks. Tidbit: we grow plug plants for other growers and this year even though we swore we were cutting back managed to increase production to 200,000 plants. We will plant about 30-40,000 in the next couple of weeks. Then they are left to grow until next spring. During the winter we cover them with a gauzy type row cover to protect them from winters cold and hungry deer.
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