The 30-odd goats in the doe herd recently finished grazing the sorghum-sudangrass/lablabcover crops. Mowing would have left stalks only 6-8” high - and would be used if mulchingwere desired.
Cowpeas (Iron and Clay) on the left; grazed sorghum-sudangrass/lablab on the right.
The corn in the Three Sisters trial is two weeks old here. Its planted before the beans andsquash, to let the stalks establish a strong enough trellis for the beans. Soybean residue liesbetween the rows. To till just enough row width for planting...
…Horticulture Program Assistant LukeFreeman removed the outer tines from theBCS tiller attachment. This allowed forminimal soil disturbance during plantingoperations.
Tomatoes are planted both in a stake-and-weave system... … and in cages.
The stake-and-weave systemuses twinebetween stakes tosupport the plants.The twine isnormally not putup until theplants are tallenough; whatsshown here is forillustrationpurposes.
Eggplant Rye mulchPeppers: California Wonder, Jalapeño