Our first planting looks really good. Ramon cultivated them with the tractor three times and then his father Papa Ramon came through with a hand hoe to clean up. He has five of his sons working year round on the farm, and he arrives in May to help us and spend the summer with his boys and grand children. He spends his day picking fruit and then hoeing any weeds his son misses with his tractor. In late September he will fly back to Mexico. In this field of sweet potatoes he left a butternut squash plant to see which would out win, the squash or sweet potato. My money is on the squash.