Agrecol brought out a tractor, the planter, and a truck-full of plugs.
|These plugs started as seeds at an Agrecol green house.
|Getting the planter loaded with cup plant.
|Part of the work crew in front of the fully loaded planter.
|Each plug traveled down a chute and into a newly-dug, water-filled trench.
This planter was quite the machine!
|Most of the grandkids were too little to get in on the action -
but not too little to get a ride on the planter!
|A solid day's work.
The cup plant is perennial and will continue to grow for the next 7-10 years. We're not expecting too much out of the plants this year in terms of a harvest, but in the coming years the flower's seeds will be harvested and sold back to Agrecol.
Arik is working on an update on the Black-eyed susans - coming soon!