Farm Happenings at Rise N Shine Farm
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Farm Happenings at Rise N Shine Farm

Farm Happenings for September 23, 2019

Posted on September 21st, 2019
Sweet potato harvest time!  And it looks like a great crop and great harvest conditions (bone dry).  The tractor digs them up and the crew loads them onto trays and in crates.  My crew is awesome!  None of this would be possible without people willing to get down and dirty and do... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 16, 2019

Posted on September 14th, 2019
Even though the heat has been crazy brutal these last couple weeks, the cool season plants look pretty good!  The regular irrigation is helping tremendously.  If we can get a break from the heat I think they'll really start to take off.  You'll get a taste of some greens this week with... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 12, 2019

Posted on September 9th, 2019
Planting continued this past week with more cabbage, kale and carrots.  We need those temps to drop from the mid 90s to the mid 80s!  Last Friday did feel a little less humid which I'm sure the crops appreciated but today was a beast!  I'm so thankful for the Oostanaula River!  It... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 9, 2019

Posted on September 7th, 2019
Planting continued this past week with more cabbage, kale and carrots.  We need those temps to drop from the mid 90s to the mid 80s!  Yesterday did feel a little less humid which I'm sure the crops appreciated.  I'm so thankful for the Oostanaula River!  It has been KEY to making... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 2, 2019

Posted on August 31st, 2019
We did some marathon fall planting Friday.  A new round of broccoli, collards and kale are in the ground and I seeded carrots, arugula, salad mix, radishes, bok choy, turnips, beets and rutabagas.   The summer crops start to fade away this time of year and give way to the roots and greens... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 26, 2019

Posted on August 23rd, 2019
The picture shows the crew planting broccoli plants.  You have to plant by late August to get a crop before it gets too cold in November.  The white stuff you see on the plants is kaolin clay.  That helps them with heat stress and deters some pests like aphids and flea beetles.   Fall... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 22, 2019

Posted on August 19th, 2019
I hope we have seen the last of the upper 90s and triple digits for the year.  We have some broccoli plants aching to get in the field and they do not like that kind of heat!   This week will probably be the last week of the summer field tomatoes. We do have a beautiful late crop in the... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 19, 2019

Posted on August 16th, 2019
I hope we will see the last of the upper 90s and low triple digits this weekend.  We have some broccoli plants aching to get in the field!   This week will probably be the last week of the summer field tomatoes. We do have a beautiful late crop in the greenhouses that should start producing... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 12, 2019

Posted on August 10th, 2019
For the last 12 years we have had someone else grow our starts. But they retired and no one else can do it as good as they can so we are back in the nursery business! We built this nursery house in about 2 weeks and now the broccoli and brussel sprouts are almost ready to plant.  You have to plant... read more »