Growing on the Farm: Equal Night and Day – Wicked Local

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If the sun rises around 6 am and sets around 7 pm, then that is about 13 hours of daylight. That's about 13 hours for the morning chill and frost to wear off and the warm sunshine to encourage tiny seeds to emerge from their nutrient rich soil. Seeds are emerging everywhere, mostly in the hoop houses where light is streaming in to pull them out of the trays of moist soil. Grow seeds grow. In a workshop we can sow our own seeds. All seeds have a story too. As there are so many books to read and so little time, so is also true of the stories that seeds tell. The tiny saved black bean seed, which could be soaked and cooked to accompany rice, will instead open up and grow into stem, branch, leaf, flower, pod. The saved radish seed can also grow into a micro green holding lots of nutrients and spicy after taste. The seeds have stories of travel from other countries, in hopes of growing anew. Each organic, non-modified seed, and most are from dedicated seed farms, will have a chance to grow, some more than others, and provide food for us and for insects and native pollinators. We do not take lightly the opportunity to welcome these seeds into our care and give them a place to flourish and thrive. We will sell some grown seeds, seedlings, at plant sales this April and May. We will watch some seeds grow at school and community gardens. We will plant lots of seeds, peas already, directly into the ground in the regenerated fields and bed rows at Holly Hill Farm.We also put care into the seedlings and plants that are coming back from a long Winter's nap and rest. These hardy annuals and perennials are happy to provide new growth. They too respond to these long days of sunlight, Spring rain and any compost that may be added to their growing space. We do not need to apply any chemical treatments or synthetic fertilizers. And though the grass companies want us to sign up for a year of steady, dependent treatments to our lawn, the farmers, students, teachers, neighbors and folks who wish the plants to grow as they grow will say no thank you. Perhaps people who rely on that service can also turn toward other methods of healthy growth. Say no to drugs has a mixed history, and I prefer to let the green grass, snap peas and perennial strawberry vines wend their way back into their existence. Let it grow, let it grow. Give seeds the soil, water, sun that they need. We can then sit back and listen to their stories.
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