February 2019…Oh snow!

It’s no surprise to anyone in Nebraska, but it’s getting to be quite a snowy winter. With the wet fall and the snowy, cold spring we are getting anxious to get out into the field. Looking at the forecast, it may be a long wait!

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Seeding plants during a blizzard

Since we began farming in 2004, this is probably the most snowy winter we have seen.  We are guessing the snowfall from yesterday to be in the 9-12 inch range, but it’s hard to tell when there are 4 foot drifts.

 

So what do we do during a late February blizzard? Why we go turn on the furnace in the greenhouse of course!

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Snowy High Tunnels after February 23, 2019 Blizzard

Ryan decided yesterday was the perfect day to fire up the greenhouse and begin planting.  So now we’ve got a round of head lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.  We’ve also got cucumbers and tomatoes growing in the office in the house! It seems way to early to do this with the snow, but it’s time to get moving.

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February 24, 2019 Tomatoes

As far as seed orders go, most of the orders have been placed and many are here.  We’ve run into a few snafus where we have lost a couple of our good seed dealers.  One of our favorite potatoes that we’ve found in the last couple of years didn’t pass the viability test to where they can sell them to us.  So this means we’ve been hunting through the books and online.

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February 24, 2019 Cucumbers

All in all, Ryan is out on the tractor again… pushing snow.  Hopefully, the next time he gets the tractor out it is for farming purposes!

It’s Weekly Vegetable Subscription time again!  We are excited to say that we will be working with Merle’s Garden Center this year for a Seward partner and pick up location.  Be sure to check out the weekly vegetable subscription page for more information!

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Happy Farming!

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