It's been a busy three weeks since we've written anything about our progress. The more we cram into our schedule the quicker the days go by.
A lot can happen in three weeks.
Our first radish planting was harvested -- totaling a full bin that I am now pickling and sharing with friends since we don't yet have enough stuff to take to market.
We've picked our first lettuce mix and are enjoying a nice salad with every meal.
Our winter squash and summer squash have about 4 true leaves now and we'll soon be uncovering them to let the pollinators work their magic.
Beets and carrots emerged with a full blanket of weeds -- many of which rival our evil bermuda grass of Serenbe. So Justin and I have successfully done the first time consuming weeding and thinning of these tiny and slower growing crops.
Flea beetles prove to be a concern and we've learned that growing brassicas without covering them won't happen. So little lessons are guiding our decisions.
Okra and beans are shooting upwards and liking this soil as their home.
First round of sweet potatoes went in the ground yesterday so now time for lots of water to help their roots spread out.
Our one block of sunflower cover crop is germinated nicely and about ankle high and growing every day.
Weather has been very cooperative and relatively dry for the region. Nice days in the low to mid 80s and cool nights make for happy farmers. And of course the bike trails are pristine.
Now that we're feeling settled we're finding our routine balancing all the things we love.