Each year as we ring out the old and ring in the new, we take time to reflect on the previous year. So what can we say about 2013?
All in all, we are grateful for our blessings. We had our best harvest ever of muscadines, peaches, pears, apples, and sweet potatoes, and our first harvest ever of persimmons and plums. On the other hand, the wet, wet weather laid waste to our tomatoes, and we had fierce outbreaks of insect damage that exceeded anything we had seen in prior years.
We planted this broccoli early but didn’t protect it in any way from insects. As you can see, it’s pretty much chewed up and spit out.
On the other hand, we planted this broccoli a few feet away and several weeks later. The difference is that it was protected from the day it was planted until just last week by lightweight insect barrier. Does this help you see why the Farmer-in-Chief is resolved now to use insect barrier for all her brassicas?
The Longleaf Breeze Perennial Farm Calendar