The salad mix is a rather complex part of our business. Paul’s been growing it for many years now and continues to find ways to simplify systems. Controlling weeds to keep the picking fast keeps our labor costs down. By preparing a “bed”, watering, letting the weeds come up, running the roterra through to knock out those weeds, then planting the salad, the bed stays much cleaner. Sometimes things just don’t work out. We get a curve ball like late rain, and the weeds outgrow the lettuces.
Farming is a labor of love and letting go.