From Celery to Peppers

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A few weeks ago we wrote about the celery field at the end of our street. It was pretty cool to see the celery in the ground, even though neither Jack or Maggie like it much.

Well, they’ve plowed the field over and now they’ve planted red peppers again. They’ve planted these before and they will be ready around Thanksgiving time.

Here’s some photos we took last week when we stopped by to watch. Clockwise we have:

  1. The trucks that contain the big flats that contain the seedlings – they don’t plant seeds.
  2. They transfer the flats to the tractor and then the workers plant the individual seedlings by hand.
  3. The plants – maybe 6″ tall once the are in the ground.
  4. The field partially planted. That hill in the background is one of Jack’s favorite trails.
  5. The chickens are for Flea…they live down the street.
  6. Jack surveys the crop…I think he’s going to be sorry when it turns out to be peppers.


We’ll keep an eye on things as the crop grows and keep you posted.


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  1. LOL Jack, I am hoping you aren’t disappointing. The farm where we train only ever plants corn and beans. Kinda of dull.
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    • Have you gotten to eat the corn or beans?

  2. What a pretty place to walk! I love celery but I would prefer a field of bacon. I’m not sure about red peppers, though.

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    • Yeah, we tried the red peppers last fall…and spit them out pretty quick.

  3. I’ve never seen a field of celery or peppers before… I bet that’s something!
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    • Yeah, it really fun where we live because there’s lots of different farms that grow different things. The most interesting is the mushrooms. Maybe we’ll have to get a picture of that to share.

  4. Oh no … they should have planted some carrots. Is it safe to walk around there … When I lived in HI last year I walked on several farm areas where they constantly planting n tilting the soil. Had a bad effect on it on my paws/allergies. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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    • They have a tractor path that goes around the field and we walk there – doesn’t seem to bother our feet. Just lucky I guess.

  5. CHICKENS!!!

    I’ve never seen a field of bacon before. Do you think they’ll plant that next?
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    • Sorry the chicken pics aren’t too good. They ran across the road right in front of us, but by the time I got out of the car with the camera…well you can see. They are really pretty chickens though, all different colors.
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  6. Field of celery is a new one….next yr take a pic of that…know you want bacon, Jacko…aint happnin

  7. Wow that’s quite the farm you got next to you! Happy watching! Love Dolly
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  8. My mom loves peppers…she would love that field!
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    • They are red peppers…hot red peppers…still love them?
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  9. Jack is adorable! That favorite walking trail of his looks a little intense! I don’t think I could make it to the top. Maybe with some practice though 🙂
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  10. Hi Y’all!

    Hope y’all aren’t disappointed in the crop…although no matter what it is, Jack, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed.

    In my neck of the woods they plant stuff like tobacco and cotton. They get several different crops. They’ve already harvested wheat and rye and some corn. The soy beans are close to harvest. The crops rotate during the season. When we are in the mountains we see truck gardens or fields of cattle.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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    • Hmm, tobacco and cotton…nothin to eat there. Too bad.

  11. I bet it will be fun to watch the peppers grow as you walk through the summer.
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  12. Hey Jack, if those are bacon bushes let me know where to buy the seeds BOL!
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  13. Our dogs would be disappointed if they turned out to be peppers, too, Jack!
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  14. We know dogs are supposed to like vegetables, but come on. A field of bacon and hot dogs would be something worth working for.

    Humans are strange.
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  15. Ick…peppers. I think the bacon idea is the best!

    • We agree. We’re gonna have a big party at harvest time in the fall.
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  16. I like the sound of a field of bacon!
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  17. We’re going to plant corn (and other stuff) next year. I’m pretty excited about it. First we need to fence up an area (to protect against deer and bunnies and then I’m putting my farmer’s hat on. We drive by these fields every day, but everyone makes corn. I want a full garden.
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