Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for December 1, 2021

Posted on November 28th, 2021
Good morning!   When we bring in a new farm helper and review what and why we do the things we do to prepare for the coming winter solstice, we start with the question, "What is the greatest enemy of cultivated plant crops"? (The answer is WIND)! The response may be lack of water, below freezing... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 27, 2021

Posted on November 24th, 2021
Good morning!   Ah, Thanksgiving Week, and a short pause in our routine for a relaxing break!   Actually the end of November has a symbolic meaning  for the four season farmer. The swings from sunny, warmer days  and colder nights invite uncertainty inside the hoops... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 24, 2021

Posted on November 21st, 2021
Good morning!   Ah, Thanksgiving Week, and a short pause in our routine for a relaxing break!   Actually the end of November has a symbolic meaning  for the four season farmer. The swings from sunny, warmer days  and colder nights invite uncertainty inside the hoops... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 20, 2021

Posted on November 17th, 2021
Snowing today, the middle of November, and the outdoor growing season is now  history. In horticulture (farming) this is known as the Persephone period. In Greek mythology, Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the Goddess of Nature. In short the beautiful young girl was kidnapped by Hades,... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 17, 2021

Posted on November 14th, 2021
Hello!   Snowing today, the middle of November, and the outdoor growing season is now  history. In horticulture (farming) this is known as the Persephone period. In Greek mythology, Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the Goddess of Nature. In short the beautiful young girl was... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 13, 2021

Posted on November 10th, 2021
Good Morning!   We just arbitrarily choose Sunday with the Daylight Savings Day (today!) change to begin our winter daily food production schedule. We prepare our Spring Seed Order now, we set up an auxiliary  light with a 12 hour timer in the incubator, schedule harvest for afternoons instead... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 10, 2021

Posted on November 7th, 2021
Good Morning!   We just arbitrarily choose Sunday with the Daylight Savings Day (today!) change to begin our winter daily food production schedule. We prepare our Spring Seed Order now, we set up an auxiliary  light with a 12 hour timer in the incubator, schedule harvest for afternoons instead... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 6, 2021

Posted on November 2nd, 2021
Good Morning!   Next Saturday, November 6, we will fall below 10 hours of daylight, and plant growth either slows down significantly, or ceases altogether. With this in mind we will transplant our last flats of leafy greens for March harvest in the next 5 days! Patience to you salad mix consumers,... read more »