It’s May. Not much time for anything but farm work this time of year. We’ve had two rain ‘events’ in the past few weeks. First was over 3″ and second was over 5″. All within a day or two.
Flooding in the tunnel.
Flooded potato beds.
Water flowed in places we’ve never seen it before. Such as through this bed that had just been tilled and was awaiting planting.
Luckily our grass walking rows didn’t let the soil get too far, and we were able to move it back where it belongs.
So many of our crops were in standing water for extended periods. Not a good situation!
The water from the creek flowed out of its banks and created a new path by the log yard.
The more we grow outside, the more we appreciate the protection the tunnels offer. Compared to a maybe 50-75% success rate with outdoor crops, we can usually get a 90-100% success rate in the tunnels. We’ve had some pretty great spring crops, quite a few of them coming from indoors!
The tomatoes are growing like crazy and it’s all I can do to keep up with the weekly pruning and trellising.
Soon I will also be harvesting.
We tried growing a row of strawberries in the tunnel.
Summer crops are imminent.
A row of Asian greens. This year they’ve been bolting faster than I can harvest them.
And of course there are the voles, sucking down quite a bit of my work.
Perhaps I should just plant double what I need to feed the voles?