Before any plants or seed enter the ground, I make a planting schedule (taking into consideration how many days to harvest, duration of crop, anticipated yield, etc) Succession planting allows you to have a fresh supply of produce all season long rather than all at once. If we planted all of our corn now, there would be no corn in August. So we stagger our planting dates and choose different varieties for some crops with different maturity dates.
After a long, cold winter, I can’t help but to get excited to get the ground worked up and crops planted. Many old timers may say we plant to early -- We just can’t contain ourselves!
Tomatoes, Peppers and Cabbage were planted April 15th under low tunnels. Our pepper plants are flowering and tomatoes are on the vines!! Now how exciting is that. Using research available and a little guts our goal is to be harvesting tomatoes and peppers end of June. (That is increasing our harvest by a month!)
Many people ask for items that are out of season. Farmers are limited to grow what their climate allows. Family Roots Farm is working to extend their growing season. If we do not have something you’re looking for, ask! We can let you know when we may have that crop available.
Here's whats in the ground to date - Tomatoes, Peppers, Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Potatoes, Onions, Beets, & Carrots.
This past weekend with the help of family and friends we planted an additional 900 plants along with another planting of corn, beans, cucumbers, & squashes!! Stay Tuned!!