A planting we shall go!!
Finally, after a long, cold winter, the day has arrived when we nestle some seeds into the ground!!
The biodegradable mulch will keep these seeds comfortable as they begin to germinate in the next few days!.
It's 'plastic' laying time!!!!!!
There's lots of planning and preparation that goes into growing our sweet corn but today's the day that I feel like we get to really begin our 2018 season!
Here our hardworking kids are just beginning the process
Well it’s that time of year where our fields are once again green and lush! Many have asked what we are growing? Once the sweet corn crop is harvested, we plant Tillage Radish on those same rows to help keep
So the last few days have been tumultuous on our late season Sweet Corn crop!! We received almost 6" of rain and winds of over 70km/hr as well as hail! This field of dreams-the 9 acres we invested into sub
Pollination is in progress!!
Each silk is attached to a single kernel of corn on each cob!! It is very important that pollen falls on each silk to produce a perfect cob of corn. At this stage of the growing process
Searching for silks...found some!!! An exciting time in corn production!
Notice the different rows...some tasseled out and some not as advanced?!?! This is a result of our experiment with the black mulch vs the clear mulch! Although the black gave us
The river has gone way down and most of the water has gone away. We will have some compaction issues to deal with later but other than that, the crop will bounce back with a little SLC (Snyder Loving Care)!
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with our farmer friends to the north of us in light of Friday's flooding. Can't imagine what they are going through if our fields look like this! Life along the mighty Grand River!!