Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for February 10, 2021

Posted on February 7th, 2021
We attained 10 hours of daylight last Monday,and then two more minutes on Tuesday. I already see some positive new growth, although it's slow. Still, I added Radicchio to the menu this week, and other crops are getting close! Despite the very cold temps, I think I will have a time window1 read more »

Farm Happenings for February 6, 2021

Posted on February 3rd, 2021
Today we  are 3 minutes away from the magical 10 hours of daylight needed to  trigger the return of plant life to photosynthesis, and meaningful production. Bear with me as I scour the hoops for fresh produce to carry us over to that new crop inventory in a couple of weeks!   Th1 read more »

Farm Happenings for February 3, 2021

Posted on January 31st, 2021
Today we  are 3 minutes away from the magical 10 hours of daylight needed to  trigger the return of plant life to photosynthesis, and meaningful production. Bear with me as I scour the hoops for fresh produce to carry us over to that new crop inventory in a couple of weeks!   Th1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 30, 2021

Posted on January 27th, 2021
Despite the Winter Weather that February brings, I see little signs of Spring all around. 4 inch pots for herb plant sales have arrived, the onions and leeks in the nursery have germinated, Spring Romaine and other head  lettuces are growing out of their incubator trays and are ready1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 27, 2021

Posted on January 24th, 2021
Despite the Winter Weather that February brings, I see little signs of Spring all around. 4 inch pots for herb plant sales have arrived, the onions and leeks in the nursery have germinated, Spring Romaine and other head  lettuces are growing out of their incubator trays and are ready1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 20, 2021

Posted on January 17th, 2021
We begin transplanting this week so the young crops get over the transplant shock in time to enjoy a full 10 hours + of  daylight for photosynthesis.I plan to slowly expand the fresh menu by the third week in February. The downside of this is still slow growth and smaller harvests.  1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 13, 2021

Posted on January 10th, 2021
  It has been a long wait, but the Asian Greens are ready for our popular Salad Mix! It's just in time; the Baby Lettuce, Spinach, and other cool weather crops won't be back up and running for about 3 more weeks. I also took Baby Kale off the menu to give it some much needed rest.  1 read more »

Farm Happenings for January 6, 2021

Posted on January 3rd, 2021
Good Morning and Happy New Year!   I will talk about growing  fresh produce in the winter in the next week or two. With the Holidays past us, my online inventory manager Harvie is back, and just in time to save my sanity trying to remember everyones' preferences! The online Farm Stand sho1 read more »

Farm Happenings for December 23, 2020

Posted on December 20th, 2020
Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, and the shortest day for daylight (9:01 hrs.) this year. Knowing better than to cross Mother Nature, we will wait to start Spring Planting until Tuesday! We'll start out easy with some perennial herbs, microgreens, and scallions. The week of January 10 we begin1 read more »