Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for October 2, 2021

Posted on September 29th, 2021
Good morning!   Although farmers are constantly cautious, if not pessimistic when talking about the current crop conditions, I think most of us are secretly optimistic. We are always taking notes for changes due next year that will make it the best growing season ever! Knowing better from... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 29, 2021

Posted on September 26th, 2021
Good morning!   Although farmers are constantly cautious, if not pessimistic when talking about the current crop conditions, I think most of us are secretly optimistic. We are always taking notes for changes due next year that will make it the best growing season ever! Knowing better from... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 25, 2021

Posted on September 22nd, 2021
Good Morning!   Cool nights usher in the "curing" of the cool brassica crops like Brussels Sprouts, Winter Squash, Broccoli and more! The shorter days also bring on the demise of many summer fruiting crops such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers and the like. I still have a second planting of... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 22, 2021

Posted on September 19th, 2021
Cool nights usher in the "curing" of the cool brassica crops like Brussels Sprouts, Winter Squash, Broccoli and more! The shorter days also bring on the demise of many summer fruiting crops such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers and the like. I still have a second planting of some Tomatoes and Cucumbers,... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 18, 2021

Posted on September 16th, 2021
This time of year we always fall behind; still reaping summer's bounty, still engaging Farmers Markets, and turning the hoops over in preparation for winter crop transplants. The  seed garlic will arrive any day, Oh My! I should be done by November 15.   Baby lettuce replants and other greens... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 15, 2021

Posted on September 12th, 2021
Hello!   This time of year we always fall behind; still reaping summer's bounty, still engaging Farmers Markets, and turning the hoops over in preparation for winter crop transplants. The  seed garlic will arrive any day, Oh My! I should be done by November 15.   Baby lettuce replants... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 11, 2021

Posted on September 8th, 2021
Good Morning!   We grow a lot of Romaine. For those of you caught short last week, we lost over 200 heads due to a deer invasion, and it took some time to sort through and pull the contaminated plants and replant from the nursery. I have  shortened the intervals for repellant treatments,... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 8, 2021

Posted on September 5th, 2021
Good Morning!   We grow a lot of Romaine. For those of you caught short last week, we lost over 200 heads due to a deer invasion, and it took some time to sort through and pull the contaminated plants and replant from the nursery. I have  shortened the intervals for repellant treatments,... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 4, 2021

Posted on September 1st, 2021
Hello!   I took a break from the mid afternoon heat to stay inside, do some planning for Winter, catch up on paperwork, organize and review my notes. The responsibility of a four season grower is to provide an ample array of produce in a consistent and timely manner. This all brings me back to... read more »