Bring on the heat (and rain)!

Here we are at the end of May and honestly in a really good place (are farmers allowed to say that?). We have most of our beds planted or re-planted, new transplants starting in the greenhouse (chard, new round of cabbage, broccoli, flowers, etc). The difference is vast between  this year with Evan, Melanie and Dylan versus last year mostly on my own. The last two weeks on the farm my old friend Ben and his partner, Holly came to help whip the farm into shape. It was such a treat to have them here–they spent 2 weeks with us and the difference is so stark.

Brian prepping tomato beds in the new hoop

Kari helping plant tomatoes!

As soon as the new hoop as complete and Brian had prepped all the beds for planting, we all took an afternoon and got all of the beautiful tomato plants in–over 250 of them!

Team tomato!

We went out for ice cream to celebrate the tomatoes and all of our hard work! The tomatoes are now  twice as tall and have been beautifully trellised by Holly and Ben! Thank you both!

Today part of my work will entail pruning the tomatoes and starting to train them up the trellises. Evan is building a nice walk-in cooler which we are in desperate need of…and of course we are tackling weeds as always.

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3 thoughts on “Bring on the heat (and rain)!

  1. Forever busy – need to call you ‘little engine’ or ‘energizer bunny’! My question may also be useful to others but then I may be the only one:) How do you prune tomato plants?

    • Pruning is basically taking off all of the suckers on the tomato plant and trimming off most of the shoots that come off of the main stem so that you have one big vine. This allows the plant to focus energy on the fruits. I’ll try to post some photos for you!

      • Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer my pruning tomatoes question. Coincidentally, I also saw a comment regarding this very subject on another site I subscribe to and you may also find interesting – http://www.agardenforthehouse.com
        Thanks again and I want to add that it was great meeting Evan at Canton Market last Sunday:)

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