Time to get seed started.

God Bless America

God Bless America
If you don't think so, maybe you should leave

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Maybe a Do Over?

Well it looks as though we may have to replant our onions. Yeah the last couple of real low temperatures didn't do them any good. I think maybe global warming has struck again. I am thinking that we have at least 60-70 % loss. If we replant it will be costly. Plants and labor, more tractor time and everything that goes with it, mostly fuel. Fuel prices are a real killer. Plus we will miss our selling window, meaning lower prices for the crop. Replanting might not be the thing to do.
 As the weather is maybe getting warmer we are looking at other things. Like peas and beans, okra. The Chile plants will be fine they are still in the greenhouse. I however do not like the looks of this years Chile prices. At present all buyers want to pay less than last year. I am thinking It might be time to play something else for a while. Naw.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

More Planting (Maybe)

Onions are all planted, the rain has stopped. But hey, the ground is frozen. I know this last storm has hammered a lot of folks. I really hope y'all the best. Were cold but not as bad as some. Anyway stay warm.
 Hoping to plant some collards soon. They sell pretty good, and besides we like them a lot. Its one of the both early and late crops that work for us.
Straight neck summer squash, another good crop. That is if you get it to mature early. I am thinking about starting plants this year in the greenhouse. We usually just direct seed. If we do transplants it would give us a jump on the market. Translated into a better price. Here is a photo of the collard variety we plant.
Collard Greens