[Market-farming] bed shapers

Willie McKemie mf at austinfarm.org
Tue Feb 22 06:47:55 EST 2005

On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 09:01:28PM -0600, Bill Bradshaw wrote:
> > "Stick Planter":  My green pea planting was a failure.  Birds dug out
> > and ate 90+%.  So far, I have planted 1/2 row of okra and 1/2 row of
> > sweet corn with it; about 200-300' each.  Into killed weeds and crop
> > residue.  Nothing up yet.
> Willie, how you planting so early? Was nice today but you think winter is
> over for us? Be raining on us here tomorrow. Sweet corn maybe but Okra?
> Coerce all our pepper is still in the greenhouse.  Our onions are looking
> good. TB>

Well, Bill, I did say "1/2 row".  I'll be planting about 20 rows of 
okra; the amount of corn will depend on labor supply.  Right now, 
spinach is going un-picked due to lack of labor.

I do not have much hope for the okra, but the corn is likely to be OK.
Before July, okra demand is high and it is VERY easy to sell, so, I 
want to get it going as early as possible.  We may be a week ahead of 
ya'll; we are only about a week from our median last freeze date.  
Ya gotta work with "global warming".

We just planted the last of the potatoes, none up yet.  Onions are 
looking good.  The garlic looks better.  Asparagus production has 
picked up; we've been picking some asparagus for 6 or 7 weeks now.

Willie, ONWARD!  Through the fog!
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