Welcome to Wildwood CSA. Share pick up will begin on Tuesday June 16 and Thursday June 18. Pick-up hours are 3-7pm at the farm. 248 N. Adam Street, Lockport.
|Planting peppers over Memorial Day 2015|
|Irrelevant irrigation on lettuce rows in early June|
The weather is giving us whiplash this Spring. In May, there were 90 degree days and now in early June we are trying to plant between rain deluges. That said, the farm is looking pretty good. We planted in our new fields that were cleared in 2012. Hard to believe the fields were overgrown woods just a few years ago. So far, the Spring crops are growing well. The summer tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and first squash and cucumbers are, too. As we expected, there is intense weed pressure in the new fields. We have planted cover crops on next year's fields to help manage the weeds and add nutrients for next year.
This year we are planting our biggest crop to date. Almost 1,000 tomatoes are in the ground! The workload has benefited from our newest piece of equipment: the transplanter. (Seen in the photo above.) We can now plant young seedlings in less than 1/5 the time it used to take us transplanting by hand. It has been a great time-saver, and back-saver!