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Wet Notes from the Field

by | May 1, 2014 | Market News

You would think that after the long harsh winter Mother Nature would give us some reprieve.  But NOOOOO, it keeps testing our patience to no end.  Last year was the latest we had ever gotten in the field and this year looks like it might be just as bad with the exception of one bright, sunny, windy day.  April 22nd we planted our first 20 acres of Sweet Corn; how is it doing you might ask?  Well it is not rotting as of this morning, but there is no sign of any germination yet either.  We took a gamble on whether (play on words) it would be nice after the two days of rain they had forecasted, and yes we were wrong, but no worries that is not the first time.  Our greenhouses are bursting at the seams with Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Peppers and other crops that are waiting to be planted out in the field.  We will start direct seeding as soon as it dries out which will hopefully be early next week.

Remember the most important factor when planting in the field is to make sure you are not planting in wet soil.  Compaction, compaction, compaction is our worst enemy in the Spring and a farmer will pay for it the whole year.  Well for now I am signing off – May (get it) the weather be on our side the next thirty days! Hi Hoe, Hi Hoe its off to the fields I go!

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