Wednesday, July 01, 2020
We have received our share and more of rain. Some land is still too wet to plant. When I was a kid, born in 48, local farmers were mainly cotton farmers and the land was not irrigated and they would pray for rain in July and early August and harvest in September until December. Now soybeans get more acreage than cotton and corn and rice are catching up and sweet potatoes are lagging behind and most fields are leveled and irrigated. Yields are higher with irrigation. But the fields have to be moist but not muddy to plant. I still have seeds to plant but they will be later harvests so I will have fresh from the field longer. As slow as I move I need to be preparing the fall beds for my green crops.