I have harvested a nice crop of rocks out of the produce field so far this year. Rocks are something that you don’t always want to take the time to deal with, but if left in the field they can be responsible for a lot of equipment damage. Just like most things, the more time and energy you spend on the foundation, in this case the soil, the better your chances will be for success.
We have spent several weeks getting our produce fields ready. Picking up rocks, clearing our sod that did not die over the winter, working the soil. When the field was finally ready to form into beds and cover in plastic, we ran into a problem with our tractor. When I was about finished working the soil, the tractor overheated. After Abby and I spent a day adjusting the mulch layer, we discovered we were missing a part, which I had to call on Monday to have shipped.
The tomatoes are in, along with about 500 stakes that I pounded into the ground. A drip irrigation system also needed to be installed along the rows.