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Horsham, PA 19044
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Cultivation Central: Winter Squash

Cultivation Central: Winter Squash

June is a very busy month on the farm in terms of some of our bulk crops like sweet potatoes and winter squash. We plant 10 300-foot beds of sweet potatoes (varieties Orleans and Covington) and 19 300-foot beds of winter squash (1 Blue Hubbard, 4 Pinnacle Spaghetti...
Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

This week on the farm we reach an important milestone of the season, the Summer Solstice! This is one of the most important waypoints on our journey through the season as it is the bridge between the time of planting and the time of harvest. We began our preparations...
Carrots vs. Weeds: The Ultimate Showdown!

Carrots vs. Weeds: The Ultimate Showdown!

Logistics: We grow 300-foot rows at 4 rows per bed spaced 15” apart. We grow 6 beds in the spring, 4 for the fall, and 4 for winter storage. We use the y-12 roller in the Jang Seeder. We try to seed them so we don’t have to thin them. We seed Napoli in the hoophouse...
Eliminating Row Cover Headaches

Eliminating Row Cover Headaches

It’s Row Cover Season! I know row cover can cause real headaches, especially now in the springtime when so many things are covered. It’s very classic to have warm days with very gusty winds in the early spring and having your row cover be secured in the best way...
Organizing Your Seeding Schedule

Organizing Your Seeding Schedule

Keeping an organized seeding schedule is one of the most important things you can do to keep on track for starting all your transplants on time. We have a great master seeding schedule that gets updated every year with the new season’s varieties and crop plan. This is...