We’re on the land


by Jay Reesor

Farming season # 29 has begun for me here at 10825 Ninth Line, Markham. Now that the weather has finally warmed up and the fields have dried off we are “on the land”. This week we planted all of our early sweet corn which we expect will be ready around July 21. We also got the fields prepared to plant next year’s strawberries.  

Speaking of strawberries, this year’s fields are coming along nicely with the earliest variety growing under the floating row cover (a huge reusable piece of perforated plastic to warm the plants and give us berries a week sooner). There are no strawberry flowers yet, but there will be soon and they’ll give us strawberries about June 20. 

It’s an exciting time of year with lots of work and lots of rewards too. Here is hoping that year 29 is a great one. I hope you have a great season too!