Harvesting greens this week. We have spinach, Chard, bok choi, kale, peas, mustard, romaine, and white stem cabbage. The brassicas are not ready yet but broccoli, brocolini, cabbage, and cauliflower are growing fast.
This week will be the time to finally plant the tomato, peppers, and eggplant plants. They have been growing under artificial lights so they need to spend some time in natural sunlight before moving to their permanent home.
The new project for the farm this year is a cattle panel green house. We are expanding the garden so we need room for all the seedlings that we are starting.
The cool weather is here and the garden has only a few things left growing. The leaves have been falling so it is time to collect them for composting. We have several large piles that will sit till next year and some that have been shredded that will go in the bin.
Last night dropped to 32 degrees which means all the summer crops that were left froze. The fall crops look great and are loving the cold weather.
This was a great year for hot peppers. They didn’t mind the oppressive heat and humidity. The sweet peppers like cubenalle, pimento, and California wonder have not had a good year.
Peas were planted in a raised bed with a trellis and drip tape. Onions were also added to use as spring onions. The peas needed some string to keep them growing towards the trellis and we had one seriously bad storm with high winds that did blow them around a bit but all in allContinue reading “Peas in raised bed with trellis”
We started using the Florida weave last year and we’re amazed at the results. We have the plants in flat beds, raised beds and some with landscape fabric. Each row has T posts or stakes at the ends and middle. String is then woven around the plants and tied off on the posts. This givesContinue reading “Florida (Virginia) Cross weave for peppers and tomatoes”
This year we did the peas in a raised bed with trellis and drip tape. The peas are covered with flowers and filling up the bed.