Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for August 3, 2022

Posted on July 31st, 2022
As we enter the third trimester of summer, the Sweet Corn is almost ready, the summer fruits like Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers and even Melons are working their way to harvest! Meanwhile, the second planting of Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers and the Autumn crop of Kale are growing in the nursery, waiting... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 27, 2022

Posted on July 24th, 2022
About four weeks left before our student helpers head back to class. Riley needs 2 more days to finish planting flats for fall and most of early winter. The rest of us will spend our time preparing new beds and putting new "skins" on three of the Hoop Houses. We cannot use treated lumber for  the... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 20, 2022

Posted on July 17th, 2022
Our seeds and supplies orders should arrive in the next day or so, and we'll start seeding flats for the cool weather crops like fall Broccoli, Asian Greens Salad Mix, and about 10,000 seeds for Spinach! The new starts should be ready for transplanting about the second week in August when the night time... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 13, 2022

Posted on July 10th, 2022
The Cabbage family is doing well in spite of some pretty hot sun. I held the Brussels Sprouts in some shade in the nursery, and we just transplanted the outside last week. They are a tough vegetable anyway, but they'll be in the ground for a long time and they really don't like the heat. I wanted them... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 6, 2022

Posted on July 3rd, 2022
Good morning!   We won't offer Baby Lettuce Mix for about 3 more weeks. While all lettuce tends to be a bit more bitter in the heat of Summer, I think the current bed exceeds my preference limits. If necessary, we'll protect the  succession lettuce under shade cloth!   Our... read more »