In the tropics, at least in our region here on the Southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, summer time starts when the rains end at the end of December. This means we get many of our summer time crops planted in November and start getting our first harvest in February. Some items like lettuce and
Eli started school down the street at Little Feet Non Profit and has really been enjoying it. The school is an old house with two classes. Eli is in the younger class with around 15 kids who range between the age of 3 and 4 years old.
I have been spending more time at the Hacienda Okhra Project trying to get ready for the busy season. We are estimating a production of over 700 heads of lettuce plus another 15 kilos of other veggies i.e., tomatoes, peppers, basil, pickles etc. per week. We hope to increase production and add in an aquaponics
It is pretty cool how things are working out. I was introduced to a guy down here that started his own commercial vegetable production. He is only a couple of seasons into it but already he has an established clientele and operation. Currently he has two green houses and a couple of outdoor shade gardens.