Plastic, Potatoes, and a Mantis

Hey Folks!

We’ve got that feeling on the farm.  That excited feeling that it is about to begin…I know the weather is a little crazy and that wind could knock a person down. But my calendar says that in the next week or so the greenhouse will be full!

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We’ve already got things planted in the high tunnels and just a few trays in the greenhouse. We’ve begun working in the field. The first bit of plastic mulch was laid and hopefully more will be out soon.

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The mantis (orange tractor that kind of looks like a praying mantis) is being tested for its success at knocking down weeds.  No weeds yet, but its still March 🙂

The first 1,000 pounds of potatoes were delivered – and unloaded by hand.  Onions will be here in about a week and a half or two.  All of this tells me that I will soon be sweating in the heat and fondly remembering this cold weather!

 

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