Life, babies, plants, markets, and summer all seem to be hitting their stride….Thank goodness for family, friends, good local seed, flame weeders, ladybugs, sweet smelling flowers, and delicious food. These factors- and many more- have made for moments of celebration. There are certainly some hurdles this first year, as you’d expect with a first year on new ground, and we’ve learned many good lessons already for next season:
– Plant more beneficial habitat for the good bugs
– Buy a new tiller (there’s a long to-buy list but this is a priority)
– Flame all the beds to kill baby weeds before we plant (flaming is much easier on the soil than tilling)
– We have cucumber beetles and they like almost everything we grow- develop a strategy to beat them!
-Sarah needs to take a week of in the spring to help get the major spring planting in the ground
The past two markets have been great, we continue to meet very cool folks, and are already looking forward to next week.