Today we direct sow some melons and sweet corn at the farm.
Prep the first high tunnel for suspended irrigation lines and finish side walls.
Compact aggregate for a 10x10 slab that we formed up yesterday.
Call in a concrete truck and pour a slab.
Pick up a 2,000 gallon water holding tank.
Build a mobile cart for drip line.
Try to find a source for a few hundred bales of straw.
Set some 4x4 posts. Buy more 4x4 posts.
Mix up potting soil for isolation plants...
Tomorrow we ..
Build a support wall for irrigation piping manifolds.
Plumb in irrigation.
Get drip line run and plumbed in, and test my plumbing contraption.
Receive 52,000 sq foot of ground cover, and start covering the field.
Mix more soil for isolation plants...
Drive t-posts and suspend trellis for cucumbers
Plant peppers, direct sow cucumbers.. okra.. beans... sweet corn
Run one mile of drip irrigation. Test the irrigation zones
Plant an acre of watermelons..
Pot up isolation plants.. mix more soil...
Think we'll get it done by Friday? haha.. HAHAHAHA yeah right.
There's a dozen things I'm forgetting, too.
Like.. uhh.. stringing a few hundred tomato plants.
Finish building the gravel access road.
Finding a high flow water pump for the tank that can push 80gpm
Ordering fish hydrolysate and soluble rock phosphate
Getting my field map done for MOSA organic certification, plus some other paperwork like tracking down the old owner to get him to sign a sheet saying he never sprayed anything on the horse pasture.
Paying the neighbor for tilling up the north pasture
Ordering a pressure regulator for the first cold frame building, along with clip on drip emitters for the isolation potted plants
Figuring out what other plumbing stuff I need for the mix tank and how I'm going to agitate the soluble ferts in it
Picking up a mess of 4x4's and T-posts for stringing plants and hanging trellising (got 3200 feet of trellising on the way for climbing stuff)
But there's so much more to do.