~Loren & Kathy Kohler
Work slowed little here on the farm this winter. In early January, Loren and I pored through seed catalogs, decided what varieties we wanted to offer our customers, and plotted out over half an acre of garden beds. Bundles of seed packages began arriving in February, and soon after we planted hundreds of veggie starts in our greenhouse.
Rhubarb is one of those vegetables people have strong opinions about. Vegetable? That’s right, though a popular pie filling in 18th century Europe, rhubarb belongs to the polygonaceae species, commonly known as the buckwheat or knotweed family and is considered a vegetable.
After receiving the results of a soil test we found that we needed compost, we received multiple loads of Certified Organic compost from Lenz Enterprises. We also needed to raise our pH balance from 4.8 to about 6.5. To achieve this we have applied multiple applications of certified lime.