Frost Protection using above ground irrigation and row covers.
We plant our strawberries every year in October. They grow until the weather gets cold, so in November or December they enter a dormant phase. In what used to be a typical year :), when we start having some warmer days in January and February, the plants will begin to bloom. The plant can stand Georgia’s coldest temperatures but the blooms and berries cannot. A ripe, red, strawberry is ready to pick 30 days after the bloom. So if we get freezing temperatures after we have blooms, and we want to protect them, we have to frost protect! I found some old pictures of our frost protection to share with you guys to show you how we prevent the frost from settling on the blooms/berries. Sometimes we’ve used both methods at the same time, but we have row covers and/or above ground sprinklers to promote warmth and prevent frost damage.
It’s peanut season on the farm! We grow our own peanut plus have a peanut buying point where we process other farmers’ peanuts before they are sent to the sheller. A peanut buying point is the middle man between the farmer and the sheller. The sheller then receives the peanuts and markets them to candy companies, peanut butter companies, etc. I’m going to try to post as many pictures and videos as I can to give everyone a better view of peanut season so stay tuned! Check out this video we created on digging peanuts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9elARR6NmuM&list=UU_5Ci4adoX40t1j22IJ0Gug
I wanted to let you know that select stores in surrounding towns are carrying our Strawberries! Just look for the Southern Grace Farms label!
Enigma: U-pick and We pick field
Nashville: Art’s Afire and Nashville Farmer’s Market
Adel: Piggly Wiggly
Tifton: Southern Pride
Valdosta: Denise’s Fresh Produce and Farmer Browns.
We hope to soon have the peanut flour in these locations as well!
Feel free to email us if you have any questions!!