Saturday, May 16, 2009

Market Opens

Paper or Plastic? or how about straw? In an effort to control weeds a mulch is used, but which one? Plasticulture is not my choice. This straw will be spread on potatoes, strawberries, rhubarb and other select crops to stem the troublemakers. Chickweed, and thistles are the worst offenders. Yes,yes I know-"a weed is simply a plant growing where it is not wanted". Well those guys are not welcome! This season a trial of biodegradeable paper mulch will be tested under the electric net fence. Weeds or vegetation touching an electric fence lowers the voltage.

Market opened today. A festive, family reunion atmosphere prevailed for vendors and customers. Hugs all around! Produce growers are having a delay in market attendance due to lousy spring weather. For me it was slim pickin's, literally.

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