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

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 »

Farm Happenings for August 5, 2019

Posted on August 2nd, 2019
Our second crop of field peas is coming in strong now! Remember to let them 'breathe' in the fridge.  You can keep them in the bags we send them in but untwist them and open the tops so they can vent good.   Enjoy! read more »