Farm Expansion

In the beginning of the season, I began renting a 15 ft wide x 96 ft long greenhouse. I quickly filled the space with raised beds and containers. This led me to start the farm expansion and begin doubling my growing space. There was a plot of land directly next to the greenhouse I started renting that was cleared except for a black mesh that was overgrown with weeds.

Here is a before picture of the land

I will be using this space to build three 1.5 ft wide x 96 ft long beds containing squashes, potatoes, beans, peas, cabbages, lettuces, small root vegetables, broccoli, eggplant, and tomatoes.

I will also be building a wooden trellis frame to train squash, tomatoes, beans, and other vining crops to grow vertically in order to maximize space.

Some progress pictures

The End Result

The land is now all cleared and just needs to be leveled. The raised beds will be built down the length of this plot set up with automatic irrigation via drip tape.

The whole area will be enclosed in deer fence to keep small animals away from lettuce crops and fruits. Straw or another substrate will be laid down to suppress weeds around the raised beds. The beds will be amended with cow manure, leaf humus, perlite, peat, and organic fertilizer to stimulate plant growth.

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