Cabbage is Sprouting

29 Aug

Our cabbage that was just planted has started to push out of the ground.  We have had to keep the water going across the field because cabbage doesn’t have a lot of umph to push through any type of hard dirt.

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So with the hot weather we have been having, keeping that soil damp allows for the plant to push through easier.

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The plants are pushing through which is great, but along with the crop comes the pests. Flea beetle to be exact.

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You can see that they have already started to chew on some if the leaves. So we are out spraying this morning to get them under control.

Hopefully they will keep on a growing, we need the cabbage to be fairly large heading into winter! This is just one example of how you can always find something to take care of on a farm. These plants will grow and produce for you, but you have to take care if them and nurture them to make it all work out. All while knowing that sometimes no matter how hard you work, Mother Nature still has the final say on if the end result will really work out.

Happy Friday and hope everyone enjoys the long weekend!!

2 Responses to “Cabbage is Sprouting”

  1. Shirley Koch Bishop August 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Yeah! Love Cabbage! Take care of it! Nothing better than sauerkraut in the fall!

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  2. Rob Rash August 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Mmmmm….sauerkraut on beer sausage!

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