We have been busy planting and building things around the farm in the past two weeks. Our crops and the flowers have sprung up high in the past couple of weeks, and we are taking produce to the market for the first time this semester on Saturday!
Cut Flower Garden after mulching & laying irrigation system
Some other Farm-tivities from the week…
We built a shade cover for our seedlings for when they come of the greenhouse this week. We have also installed an irrigation system in the cut flower bed. We cut and laid slow-drip tubing along each row of the bed, and attached them a main hose from which they can be removed for cutting and tilling the bed later. Finally, I transplanted our cabbages at the end of the week.
I learned how to tell when a watermelon is ready for picking. You can look at the vine where the watermelon is attached, and if the tendrils growing out of that area are brown, that means the plant has stopped feeding nutrients to that part of the vine, so the watermelon is ready! You can also see a large yellow spot on one side of the melon where it was laying on the ground. Now you know which watermelons are ready when you go to the grocery store (or farmer’s market)!