Ready for growing season

With so many beautiful days this winter, we have been able to get a lot done.  Our plot is ready to go:  New fence with rabbit guard, new gate, 100 yards of mulch spread throughout and our overhead irrigation system to mimic nature! 

One of the keys to sustainable farming is trying to mimic nature as close as possible.  By spreading mulch with leaves and organic matter like it is found in nature we are able to reduce our need to water and we don't have to destroy the ground by tilling it up, thereby depleting the nutrients in the soil. 

Therefore, since the mulch holds in all the moisture we are able to overhead water our plants and not have to worry about inefficiencies as traditional farmers do.  We also water much less often. 

The overhead watering not only mimics nature, but it also strengthens the plants and helps protect them from damage caused by storms and wind.


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