Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cabbage Patch is in!

We put the first crop in the pig pasture last weekend, a medium sized cabbage patch. By medium size I mean about 30 yards by 30 yards of cabbage.

We are using the same method as last year... direct sow into the freshly tilled ground in rows using our Hoss seeder, then laying drip irrigation lines over the planted rows. The drip lines fill the rows left by the seeder enough to sprout nicely, then can stay in place to allow for occasional watering as the plants grow.  no sprinklers, no mess, no fuss. Simple!

Today, 7 days later, the first little cabbage sprouts are popping up!  Now I just need a timer on the water line to keep them moist for a couple weeks and we will have lots of heirloom cabbage!

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