Keeping it Cultivated

Ken is one of the most consistent cultivators I ever met. He gets out once the soil has dried after a rain and breaks the crust and kills any weeds in the cotton stage He has several “weapons of mass destruction” as he calls them! He moves down the row faster than I can walk. It looks great. Sunday he listened to Wisconsin public radio’s Simply Folk show and thinned carrots and cultivated all the …

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May is Busting Out All Over

The flowers are all ahead of schedule! Most years the hepatica and daffodils are usually the first weekend in May for our spring opener. This year they bloomed about Mid April   The cherries and plums are blooming. We have a hardy bush cherry variety called Nanking. We have a couple types of plums.   The cow slips also known as marsh marigolds are also staring to bloom   And the trillium are right on …

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Spring Planting for Full Season Crops

Although Ken is always planting – he has to plant greens for the winter salad mixes every week – there is a transition to planting crops that will be transplanted outside and crops that are what we call “full season crops.” These include bulb onions – Walla Wallas, red onions, storage onions and leeks, and cucumbers, melons, squash, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant. These crops are usually planted and transplanted once each season. Ken starts all …

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