[Market-farming] A couple of questions for more experiencedfarmers

robert schuler sunnfarm at bellatlantic.net
Thu May 22 14:09:41 EDT 2003


When I started out years ago I transplanted on my knees and paid the price in
injury.
Yesterday afternoon I transplanted 1500 peppers by just stooping over, my knees
never got dirty...Bob.

Steve Sando wrote:

> > Why don't you suggest shorts - then only the bare skin gets dirty.  I find
> > that shorts and bare feet are extremely practical in market farming. With
> > jeans, we maintain two sets - work and not-work.
>
> With shorts and a long day, my knees start to show some wear. And it's not
> really a message I want to send!
>
> I've been wearing shorts for all around work and over-alls, over the shorts,
> when I'm doing transplanting or other "knee" work. I leave them outside and
> they are filthy at this point but slowly my jeans are getting cleaner.
>
> Steve (who is still transplanting and getting grumpy about it)
>
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