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Corn, cucumbers, and peppers at Father Earth Organic Farm

Out with the Old and In with the New!

Hello Friends of the farm and Happy New Year! I am really excited to leave the old year behind and to get into a new year with so many possibilities for new growth. Although last yearÕs weather, through the four hail storms that visited my farm, brought damage, destruction, and death, the weather also brought to mind that we will have to make some changes in the way we grow some crops.

As we learned from last yearÕs weather and from the weather of previous years, Colorado weather is quite unpredictable. We are learning that small changes in climate in some parts of our world can cause huge and catastrophic changes in weather in other parts of our world.

As a Farmer, I am continuously learning the when, what, why, where, and how to grow certain crops. A crop that grew well last year gives no guarantee that it will grow well the following year. Two years ago, I planted turnips, beets, and carrots in late February, simply because I could. The weather was warm and sunny in February and March that year and these three crops did very well. Last year, I planted the same three crops almost a month later because the weather would not allow planting any earlier.

There was a time I could depend on one or two weather reporting sources, but now I have four weather apps on my phone just to try to gather as much information about weather in my area in order to protect my crops. I also learned that, in order to protect more of my crops, I will need to put up another greenhouse or caterpillar tunnel. Although the hail last year destroyed 70 Š 80% of the uncovered crops, less than 5% of the crops growing in the greenhouse or hoop house had any damage. The hail was big enough to punch through the greenhouse cover but had slowed down enough by the time it hit the ground that damage was minimal.

So, I will be purchasing another structure to grow plants in and I look forward to the possibilities for new growth.

Love and blessings,
Frank

 

Father Earth Organic Farm
8881 Elgin Drive
Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: 303-494-4500
Cell: 720-849-3484

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Father Earth Organic Farm is a small family farm in east Boulder County, Colorado that provides quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We have both a CSA program and a farm stand. We offer hydroponically grown tomatoes and peppers. All of our produce is non-GMO. Father Earth Organic Farm is a small family farm in east Boulder County, Colorado that provides quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We have both a CSA program and a farm stand. We offer hydroponically grown tomatoes and peppers. All of our produce is non-GMO. Father Earth Organic Farm is a small family farm in east Boulder County, Colorado that provides quality, locally grown, organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We have both a CSA program and a farm stand. We offer hydroponically grown tomatoes and peppers. All of our produce is non-GMO.