The Micro Farm is a “buzz” with activity.
The strawberry patch is also producing lovely berries this year. Such a nice crop mean I need to protect the ripe berries from animals nibbling.
I use a bird netting purchased at a local nursery. It keeps most of the critters from eating the ripe fruit.
I spent a good deal of the week transplanting seedlings. One evening while working on the Micro Farm. I noticed small movements near my neighbor’s shed. Sure enough two small rabbits. I knew I needed to do something to protect my tender and young plants. Fencing is what I needed, but I wanted to avoid the traditional woven metal fence. A local home store had landscaping timbers on sale, decision made.
Hopefully this will keep the rabbits out. We will have to wait and see.
I transplanted tomatoes, peppers, celery, cabbage, and cauliflower.
I also planted five pounds of seed potatoes, another 75 onion sets, beets, edamame, popcorn, and carrots.
Growing greens has been a failure so far this season. So I am tried putting some seed in six-packs to determine the quality of the seed. The seed produced well. I In another week I will put them into the ground.
As the rain falls tonight. I am excited to see how the young plants spring to life over the next week.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.