Sunday, July 19, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

We're still trying to get the rest of the hay in, along with taking care of the garden, picking veggies and working in the tobacco.
The tobacco is starting to get big.

We have started the process of "topping".


Topping is breaking off the top of the plant so that the leaves will broaden out and thicken up...hence the name of this type of tobacco, Broadleaf.

The tobacco harvest will start on Aug 10 and will continue til.... well, it's all hanging in the sheds ;)



cowgirl said...

Your tobacco plants look great! They sure seem to grow fast. :)

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

Thanks Cowgirl!
Ct Broadleaf only spends about 8 weeks in the field. It spends about the same amount of time in the cold frames or greenhouse. The bigger it gets...the faster it grows.
I see you already have red tomatoes.... it'll be a couple more weeks for us. ;)