This time of year Roberto is sowing spinach, lettuce and other greens every week. As the weather is warming up we need fresh beds to pick from every week. He has sown in special beds this week where we have permanent sprinklers and can water the seedlings four or more times per day to keep them cool.
Our very special seeding machine can sow twelve rows on a bed at the same time. Roberto can sow up to six different varieties too if he needs to. This was custom made for us by our good friend John Bauer from Salinas. It cost over $11,000, no joke. But it has paid for itself so many times in better crops and increased production from each bed.
Last week I bought new seed tubes for Roberto. These contains the seed as it drops from the metering unit into the shoe which places it in the soil.