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Sept 13th Week on the Farm

This week has been a busy and tricky one.

Happenings in the garden… we got most of the fall garden planted. Our list of Fall veggies are Arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard, onions, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, head lettuce, spinach, different types of leaf lettuce.

Our luffa is still taking over the garden and if I had to guess, this gorgeous vine is probably 50-60ft long. There are buds everywhere and the hummingbirds love it.

The hoop house now has wire around the bottoms to keep animals out and we are going to start laying the floor which will consist of landscape material and wood chips. My dad made a few tables out of pallets and we have some seeds from our garden and some clippings to see what we can re-grow.

The flower farm will be so going but not without lots of talk of how it will look in the end. We finally found a chipper and have started chipping the trees that are down from clearing the land. We will use this in the hoop house and on walk ways to keep it tidy and easy for everyone to walk.

We have gotten quite a bit of rain at the end of this week so everything is growing like crazy and I will probably have enough lettuce to last a while. Lettuce grows very quickly and we already have sprouts showing everywhere.

Hopefully this week, depending on the rain, we will get some floor laid in the hoop house and be able to start growing some flowers and summer veggies.

I am looking forward to getting more wood chips and getting the floor down so that even more planting can start. The end result of planting is beautiful but the beginning and starting out is so exciting, the not knowing, the trial and errors, and all of the in between is why I love it so much.

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