Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for February 1, 2023

Posted on January 29th, 2023
Only about nine more minutes per day of Daylight until we pass the 10 hours required for plant growth and regeneration. Every year we run short of fresh greens as we wait for the new crops to begin their slow agonizing progress!   There is a process called the Enterprise Budget, that analyzes1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 25, 2023

Posted on January 22nd, 2023
Roughly two weeks from now our latitude  will reach 10 hours of daylight. At that point photosynthesis will slowly begin as our transplants "wake up" and begin to grow. Some early crops can tolerate cold soil, and most of those are either started in the nursery, or already transplanted in my t1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 18, 2023

Posted on January 15th, 2023
Years ago a good friend and very wise man warned me that growing great chemical-free food is an addiction. He is right, and year after year I get the fever in mid January! In order to "scratch the itch" we'll start the week planting flats of Onions, Baby Leaf Lettuces, Spinach, and Asian Mild Salad1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 11, 2023

Posted on January 8th, 2023
It's back to work in the Hoop Houses and it sure feels good! I am hoping for a little sunshine today that will allow temps to rise to near 60 degrees and make the harvests a bit more enjoyable.    We plumbed a small area in the nursery and installed a modest propane heater that will keep1 read more »