Planning and Doing

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There is a continued tension between planning and doing. Gardening for a CSA has a peculiarity – there needs to be produce. Every. Week. Produce. The variables that affect the ability to deliver are both those we can control, and those we have to deal with.

The schedule for the year is pretty much mapped across the normal weather patterns, the soil structures, the development cycle of the plants grown, and demand. None of these are static. The soil itself is constantly changing and being changed.

This is a map of the garden. The color codes relate to the soil structure. Each bed group has good and bad fits for crops.

2020 was Farmer Doug’s first year ‘owning’ the schedule and plan. There were way too many diving catches (quick, plant some cabbage, the Katrina only takes 45 day!!!). So, everyone makes mistakes; nobody needs to make the same mistake twice. This year we have upgraded the map, planned out a planting cycle and built in insurance for things like some rotten pest eating all the Peas we started. Inside the greenhouse. The whole year is mapped.

Now, we go into reaction and recovery. 

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By Doug

--- 'farmer doug' is the planner and heavy lifter for the CSA and the LLC. Loves to teach; "ask him the time, he'll tell you how to make a clock." Always has a new idea to try, some of which work. BTW - if you try and phone call, and you are NOT in his caller ID you will not be answered - just leave a message and you will be called right back.

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