Jake's Farm

  (Candler, North Carolina)
A Certified Organic Farm, growing a huge variety year round
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March is driving us mad

This month is driving me mad. I tried last week to get into the lower field to plant our acre of potatoes and the mud would not let me. The upper areas are so so. I did manage to get some ground turned and disc'd for onions. The greenhouse that was crushed by the 18 inches of snow that fell in six hours in December is rebuilt and half planted. We will have plenty of great fresh food for our late May Csa subscribers.

Next week it will be time to start our summer seeds, like tomatoes and peppers. Cabbage, broccoli, chard, collards, kohlrabi and such are ready to transplant out into the fields now...of course weather permitting. We do have a few sunny days in the forecast for next week, but I really fear we need a minimum of ten days to dry up that potato patch.

 We also scored a lot of tree starts from the soil and water conservation folks and are planning on upgrading our woodlot with some oak, river birch, and persimmons.

 The blackberry and Blueberry patch still need pruning. Most of the woodlot has been cleared of wild rose and privet...finally.

 I suppose our future is in God's hands as always...hope this finds you all well and happy and looking forward with us to a great growing season.

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