Archive for April, 2021

Good Friday Planting

Good Friday is our traditional da to plant at least part of the potatoes. Today was absolutely gorgeous. It was in the mid 70’s maybe even 80 in the afternoon and I planted about 15 lbs of potatoes in the back garden. All of the potatoes are going in the back garden. I still have 20 lbs to plant.

Today I planted Dakato Pearl, and 4 varieties of fingerlings. I use newspaper to help space the potatoes appropriately and to keep the weeds down.

Good Friday Potato Planting April 2, 2021

You can follow the progress of the back garden and what we plant there by clicking on this link. https://www.growveg.com/garden-plans/1267610. When we start the front garden I will post the link for that one as well. We are also planning to plant a 3 sisters garden this year so watch for that too.

About GI Acres CSA

GI Acres is located on the western edge of Grand Island, Nebraska. The garden takes up about half of an acre. We also have chickens, rabbits and bees

Our farm is not USDA Certified Organic and we do not anticipate applying for such status. We strive to produce healthy vegetables using natural methods of fertilizing, building soil, and controlling pests such as insects and weeds. Those healthy vegetables will begin in mid to late May with herbs, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. During the season you can expect a variety of greens, beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and potatoes along with tips about how to cook and preserve your weekly share. The season will conclude in late September or early October. We aim for a 20-week season.

We did not grow up on farms but we did grow up in families with large gardens, eating a variety of fresh produce and canning/freezing the excess. We have maintained the tradition of growing and preserving food for our family for the past 20+ years. GI Acres is our attempt to share that passion for good food with our community.