An inch of rain fell this morning delaying our blueberry harvest for an hour. We filled the time with our first fall seeding of lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli. These transplants will mature in our shade house, and then transplant into outdoor soil near the end of August… to read more click here Vol.4 #16 (07-26-11)
Monthly Archives: July 2011
After a cash crop has been planted in our fields our goal is to plant a cover crop to help replenish the soils with rich organic matter. In the summer, cow peas and sorghum sudan grass are a common cover crop which we planted in our hoop house a couple of months ago. In addition to rich organic matter that will be tilled back in to our soils, the cow peas will fix nitrogen in the soil, thus providing us with an inexpensive source of nitrogen.
To learn more about the benefits of cover crops and see shots of our hoop house planted in cow peas and sorghum sudan grass, click on the video below.