Victor Cortez of La Granjita Organics checks on the health of his zucchini plants. In addition to zucchini, Victor currently grows a mix of summer squash, tomatillos, lemon cucumbers, Mexican sour gherkins and jalapeños. Victor is always looking to add to his diverse production, partly because he enjoys experimenting with new crops and offering customers new products, but also as a strategy in the event he encounters production issues. Earlier this year La Granjita's cilantro and mini sweet pepper crops died at the nursery and never made it out to the the farm. Victor was forced to change his production plan mid-season, and quickly adjusted by adding more jalapeño plants and trying out lemon cucumber to make up for the lost crops. Fortunately, he was therefore able to avoid a negative impact on the farm's cash flow. .
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