What do farming and retail have in common? You’ve always got one eye on next season. Yes, it’s cold outside as January comes to an end, but we’re thinking ahead to the vegetables we’ll be planting as the weather warms up.
Amanda is already plotting out her schedule to terminate the rutabagas and free up their bed to plant spring peas, so she’ll need me to install one of our trellises on that bed. And she’ll start seed indoors now for heat-loving vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, herb, and even maybe eggplant. The vexing challenge we face every year at this time is when to terminate cover crop. The cover crops tend to hit their stride and take off growing (and increasing the fertility of our soil) at just about the time we want to be clearing them away for new warm-season plantings.