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First Boxes Next Week!

Posted 6/13/2016 3:56pm by Tim Livingstone.

It has certainly been a busy spring season!  Strawberries are just starting to ripen, onions are looking great, and most of our early crops are planted and growing well.  

Sadly our old bus had to be retired, so we have had to purchase a new-to-us bus a couple years earlier than we had hoped.  It was hard to find a bus that was set up like we need, but we did find one in the US and just today finally finished all the paperwork to register it here in NB.

Weeds are thriving with this rainy weather so we are looking forward to some sun later this week and hope to get on top of the weeds before we start harvesting for boxes next week.

Last week we were busy planting the over 20,000 sweet potato plants which I picked up in the US when I picked up our bus.  We have also planted cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale and much more.

We have lots of crops growing and getting ready for boxes.  This is good because we have more sign ups than ever before.  We are starting the season with 350 weekly boxes and that means a lot of veggies every week!

Every year we learn more and try new things.  We have mulched more with straw to help hold down weeds, disease, and keep crops cleaner.  We have also started a new hot water seed treatment prior to seeding which so far seems to be helping a lot.  Farming on this scale is a lot more involved than just putting a seed into the ground and watching it grow, but we have a good crew and I'm excited to see how this years crops turn out.  

 

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