#FarmFriday Update: Sow Much To Do
Since November, we have been working to develop farming practices and building structures that aim to grow the highest quality produce in our region. Every week our Farm Manager, Kim Grabosky, will share updates on the developments of Travaasa Farms.
This past week we have been working hard on planting and tending to our 3.25 acres worth of field growing vegetables. The goal is to have a diversified vegetable crop with at least 80 varieties, perennial fruits, native pecans, edible flowers, and culinary & medicinal herbs. Before we started sowing the seeds, we analyzed the soil to help determine the best crops for the pH level. Right now, although the soil is very fertile, the pH is alkaline and may not be able to support certain crops until the pH can be brought down. Which is something we will have to monitor and evaluate when planting new crops.
Travaasa Farms is shaping up very nicely. Below is a sampling of the vegetables we have started planting as well as the trees we have added to our orchard.
Vegetables to Start:
In The Orchard:
Nopales cactus with prickly pear