Category Archives: 2012 Growing Season
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Our 2012 crop of hayayuki short-grain japonica rice is available now for general sale. Please contact the farm for more information. We offer 1.5 lb cloth bags, and larger bags of five, ten, twenty, and fifty pounds are also available.
This is an exciting week on the farm. Transplants in the Eastern Paddy and in the nursery have started to put on panicles of grain! The developing rice starts hollow and fills out with time.
More rice, more growth, and more paddies. The pond has been dug to full size as well.
Some updated photos of the planted rice, showing new growth.
Here are some photos of field prep and conditions, pond level, rice seedlings and seedling growth for late May.
The rice paddies, measuring about 5.5 acres in total, are now leveled within a few inches. It took many steps to get our uneven, mostly soggy pasture to this point, starting with bulldozer and excavator work last August. In the … Continue reading