Saturday, September 13, 2014

Planting Day

This is the first of many planting days in the weeks to come.  Today over 6000 eggplants were planted and tomorrow over 10,000 corn seeds, all by hand. Over the next few months red cabbage, tomatoes, beans, crookneck squash, onions, cucumbers, melons, asparagus and artichoke will all be planted.  Many of these will be planted side by side as they compliment one another.  This process, known as inter-cropping, enhances the yield and longevity of both partner plants and allows for greater overall productivity.  Inter-cropping also consumes less water, land and fertilizer than if the plants were individually planted.    
Planters at work

AC4D's Resident Farm Consultant

Ag. Projects Manager

Plants Eye View

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