By spring we will have sixty-two 12’ long x 4’ wide x 3’ tall cinder block planters that we have filled, and will replenish as necessary, with our own earth and compost plus Talon Terra LLC Midwest Best Cow Manure and Peat Humus and Heartland Agronomics LLC and Nuest Humusolver products nutrients.
Each planter can hold ten tomato plants or their equivalent. About thirty of these planters are dedicated to tomatoes (and tomatillos). The remainder are divided roughly equally between salad greens (kale, kohlrabi, mitzuma, bull’s blood, spinach, edible chrysanthemum, romaine, swiss chard, and mache); peppers, hot and less so; peas (including sugar snaps); green, yellow, and purple beans; eggplants; cucumbers; broccoli; cauliflower; radishes; and asparagus.
We also grow squash and specialty pumpkins, most less than ten pounds, and sell, in season, fresh pumpkin bread, of which we are justifiably proud. Larger, single color, “Halloween” pumpkins, along with excellent blueberries, and flowers, are available from our neighbors to our west on County Road 1000 N.