The Grovestead

Farm, Family, Fun.

2014 year in review

Planned garden plot (early April)
Garden in early May
Garden in late-May
Garden in early June
Garden in mid-June
Garden in mid-July

Becca picks a forward-looking word for each year on her blog. If I had to pick a word for 2014, it would be “ambitious”.  I was driven mostly by the long-range rewards of perennial plantings, with apple orchards and blueberry patches taking 3-5 years to yield a harvest. But I also wanted to cram in as much as possible in our truncated Minnesota summer, where delaying a project means waiting out the long and frigid winter before getting another shot. So, as I’m prone to do, I over-committed but got most of it done.

March

April

May

June

July

  • Built mobile chicken coop for raising broiler chickens
  • Chickens arrive
  • Weeding, weeding, weeding
  • Harvested peas, beets, broccoli, carrots
  • Second hay cutting
  • Wild blackberry picking
  • Staked apple trees

August

  • Harvested tomatoes, corn, peppers, potatoes (124 lbs)

September

October

  • Re-mulched apple trees
  • Garden cleanup
  • Third hay cutting
  • Pumpkin picking

November

December

  • Pruned apple trees

 

2 Comments

  1. Are you sure this is still just a “hobby” farm? Wow. Great job.

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