Soon we’ll be done planting and transplanting all the big crops and then all we’ll have to do is take care of these crops. I took some photos Thursday morning and thought I’d share them with you. This one is a shot of Johnny's Selected Seeds Research Farm from the other side of our irrigation pond:
Greenhouses and poly tunnels on the left and field 9 (all tomatoes) directly ahead.
Next is a shot of field 11; Peppers under the row covers and a shot of part of our lettuce breeding project:
Next is field 13 all ready for pumpkin planting with plastic mulch beds:
And finally a shot of the main trial field where we plant many small seeded crops:
By the middle part of next week, we’ll have the better part of 35 acres planted and then we can take care of all these crops. Besides insects, diseases, weeds and other pest issues there’s always the unexpected issues like that quick but powerful thundershower we had last week. Many of our transplanted tomatoes were broken off but are now sending out new shoots. Good thing tomatoes are hard to kill!
I’m off to the field again, have a good week.