Forrest and I made a quick run to pick up some lime and a bit of potting soil this morning before heading out to the farm. Our soil is very acid and low in Calcium right now, a typical condition here in the maritime NW. Mined limestone is the solution. For the majority of our fields we'll hire a big buggy to come and blanket the ground in white powder but for the enclosed hoop houses Forrest pushed our little drop spreader back and forth about a zillion times today.
You might notice a bit of floating row cover on the ground there. That's covering our first in ground seeding of 2014, a mix of roots and greens. Those should be ready for our first spring shares, and with a little extra luck we might even have some to harvest for the final week of the winter CSA. Speaking of the winter CSA we're still on hold with the harvests. The snow and cold, and now torrential rains are not helping the winter greens bounce back, but I was out walking the field last Thursday and thinking we might have enough for one more harvest in March. Lets keep our fingers crossed that we get a bit more sun between these bouts of rain and that the voles and deer are kind to the remaining winter crops.
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