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Ketchup, catsup, catch up...part II

Posted 6/20/2012 1:02pm by Tom & Linda Schwarz.

Good news! "Later" translated to "two days later!" Here I am again with more updates.

So back to this last winter. Aside from a couple of measley snow storms...like this one:

 

We had a very mild winter. This meant we got out into the field sooner than we might have to plant corn and beans. In the meantime, we also planted our veggies. We've upped production on our lettuce now so that we do most of it out of trays instead of out of the ground. There are a couple of reasons for this. It is easier to harvest, the leaves are cleaner, and it is easier for us to harvest the lettuce at just the right stage. We have more control over their environment, which can be helpful. As a result of this change, we had to have more tables built to put in our 42' greenhouse to hold our trays of lettuce. Here is what it looked like the other day:

 

We're experimenting with growing basil in pots. We're going to be delivering them to HyVee sometime soon. This is what they looked like a couple of weeks ago:

 

Bad news, kids. I am once again being called away to work. We'll have to continue this conversation another day. Hope that day is SOON!

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