Out Standing in our Field
~ by Gianni on our previous farm
An opportunity to grow a lot of sorghum to make syrup, prompted us to Plow, Disc and Till a small field. It doesn't seem so small when you're planting a seed every foot. We intend to use No Till, Winter Kill Crop Covering tactics to never have to do ALL that again.
Unfortunatly the sorghum seed did not cover as much ground as we thought it was going to. Fortunatly we had a lot of "leftover" seedlings and volunteer plants that needed relocating. Volunteer Roma Tomatos from last years greenhouse plants have been moved onto last years tomato trellises in our leftover field space.
Currently Out in the Field:
Hulless Pumkin, Pink Bannana's, Patty Pans, Crook Necks, Lungo Bianco, Blauhilde, Black Crowders, Roma Tomato, sweet peppers, Romanesco, Black Beauty, Paprika, Stowells Evergreen Sweet Corn, Virginia Gordeseed, Sunflowers, Borage, Greasy Grits, 1/2 Runners, Mung Bean, Popcorn and soon basil.
Ye Olde Tomato Bed
Last years tomato bed has been tripled in size this year and the tomatos are growing in the new 2/3d's. After much deliberation about how to support the 1 to 4 pounds EACH Mortgage Lifter will sport I decided on 8ft 2x1's from which will hang as many trellis clips as are needed. The remaining space in the bed holds Ashwaganda, Basil, Borage and our Heirloom Treva beans that are just being grown for seed this year.