The Florida Weave and Our Farm Store

I used to spend way too much time tying tomatoes.  Last year we switched to the Florida weave method of staking them and it has saved many hours of time.

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I drive t-posts every 12 or so plants, and I hammer in tobacco sticks after every 3 plants between the t-posts.  Then I tie baling twine to the t-post on the end and run it down the row, looping around every post and tobacco stick and keeping it pulled tight, then loop around the t-post on the other end and come back down the other side of the row.   At the bottom of the plant I run the twine every every 3 or 4 inches, but once the plant is established and pointing in the right direction I go to 12 inches or so.  It’s not as easy as that may sound, but it’s way better than staking and tying every individual plant.

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Today is the opening day of our farm store, a new experiment for us.  It will be open today and every Thursday from 2-5.

We haven’t gotten the shudders painted and hung yet, but otherwise the old place is looking pretty good.

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We’ll have farm goodness for folks who can’t make the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, or who can’t wait till then.  We’re out of the way for nearly everyone, so we’re interested to see if anyone actually shows up.