Steps to Successful Farming

Step 1: Compost

The key to compost is following all the steps and making sure you add just the right amount of water. One of the most important thing for compost are worms. They add a lot of vitamins into the compost. -Donnell

Step 2: Amendment

Taking care of your beds and soil is very crucial for successful harvest and healthy plants. Adding other organic materials like compost, manure, etc. to your soil and beds is also necessary in having rich and nutrient filled soil. At WOW Farm, we first build trenches to mark visually where our beds end. Then we loosen the soil and first add horse manure. It’s important that manure goes in first so that it can be mixed twice after you add the compost. Mixing in your soil and making sure it’s all one color can be really helpful. It’s a lot of work but works out for the best when the plants look and taste awesome! -Ayana

Step 3: Planting

Before planting, there’s a lot of planning such as how long it will take the plant to grow and whether it is in season. You have to make sure your read the instructions to know how far apart the seeds should be planted. It only takes a quick minute to learn how to plant seeds. I like planting because once it starts growing, you get all excited because all your hard work is sprouting. -Anna

Step 4: Watering

Watering is one of the most important parts of farming. We always water the plant after planting the seeds to “tell” the plants it is time to grow. After a few days, you see a little sprout come out. To make sure the plant has enough water, we set up irrigation lines. If the plants don’t have enough water, they will grow slower, and the quality of the production won’t be as good as the ones that do have enough water. Also, plants can die from lack of water. We don’t water the beds when it is hot because it would dry up quickly. Morning and evening are the best times for watering plants. Mayce

Step 5: Weeding

To weed our beds, we have to kneel between the beds and pick up plants that may have grown in the wrong spot or weren’t planted there. We pull the crab grass and nettles that are in the way or crowding the produce we sell, or just making the garden look ugly or dirty. The hardest thing about that is that if you touch nettles, your hands sting for awhile. -Ershell

Step 6: Harvesting

When you harvest, you have to make sure that you don’t damage the leaves by soaking them in too much water when you wash them. You also have to make sure that you pull the plant by the roots and that the roots come out. Then you can cut them. You also have to make them look presentable so that people will want to buy them. Make them look pretty. I like harvesting because I like how I can make them look pretty and neat. I also like to be gentle when picking them out because it’s how you’re supposed to pull them out and because it just calms me down to be gentle. -Ronajean

Step 7: Delivery

When one is delivering products, one must be professional. It’s crucial to “sell” our products with our looks. It’s important that good impressions are set while going on a delivery. It’s also important to have all the paperwork in order because that’s money we’re playing with. That’s our profit that can be ruined if we aren’t precise and aware of what we’re doing. I like this particular job because it allows me to meet who is in charge. It feels as though I play a role in the business world. -Dajonea


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