It's odd being a Prairie blogger. All during the long winter I have little to say and much time. Now, I have much to say and little time. We're getting things done around here: we're late, and we're working in between thundershowers, hail and standing water. The hoop house is almost fully planted. We've put in a row of tomatoes along one wall, on the left in the picture. We left a narrow walkway, planted a double 'hedge' of bell peppers and then, along the other wall we have patches of other peppers, including jalapeno, habanero and chili. All that is left to plant are sweet potato cuttings that just arrived a few days ago. Apparently, it was cold in North Carolina (!), so the cuttings arrived a little late again this year. The Manitoba sweet potato experiment will continue; the wee tubers we saved from last year were not worth planting, they were shrunken and mushy. We're going to plant the cuttings between the tomatoes and cross our fingers! There is also a small patch of flowers including sunflowers and cosmos, which I hope to be able to cut for a wedding in late July. Don't you love the 'artistic' curve to the pepper hedge?
Down at Aagaard Farms we are busy planting, growing and tending gardens, chickens, goats, pigs and more! We sell direct to our customers through a Community Supported Agriculture program for families who don't have time or space to grow their own produce.
We practice sustainable growing using organic practices. Our desire is to bring fresh, naturally good food from our farm to your table. We are excited to share what's happening on the farm ... here on THE VINE!