Bay Branch Farm

a vegetable farm in lakewood and cleveland, oh | we grow food

July 4th update

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Summer is definitely here and the high temps are in full swing. Luckily we have also had intermittent rain storms, so most everything is growing super well. Here are a few pics showing the progress to date at the homestead. The small patch we planted in the spring is wild like a jungle and the newly turned soil is sporting a cover crop of buckwheat in the hopes that we build the soil structure, add biomass, and shade out weed growth. And, our first attempts at sunflowers and celery seem to be progressing smoothly.

W. 114th plot - the tilled part in the back has a cover crop of buckwheat just emerging.

W. 114th plot – the tilled part in the back has a cover crop of buckwheat just emerging.

The potatoes, squash, tomatoes, cukes and sunflowers have turned into a field of green.

The potatoes, squash, tomatoes, cukes and sunflowers have turned into a field of green.

Sunflowers about to burst any day now!

Sunflowers about to burst any day now! They follow the sun…it’s so cool.

First attempt at growing celery.

First attempt at growing celery.

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