This isn’t normal August in NC weather. It was almost chilly this morning.
The agenda for this weekend:
- get the winter garden plot ready – the plot was previously grass, but a black silage tarp had been over the spot all summer. We ran the spring tooth harrow and the the disc through the plot. We do low tillage farming, so after our initial pass with the tractor, we try to only use the BCS walk behind tractor after that. The plan is to build good soil which leads to a healthy garden.
- plant the winter garden plot (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi)
- pull up drip tape from beds that are finished for the summer. Next weekend, I hope to run the flail mower through those beds, lightly till and plant a cover crop
It has been a busy summer. The winter garden is much smaller and should be much less work, giving everyone a much needed break. Our farm functioned this year as a community garden. I’m proud of the fact that we’re winding down the growing season with the families that we started in the spring with! Go team.
Preparing a Winter Garden Bed
Pictures from the farm this week – thanks Connie!