Here's something easy that could come as a kit: a compost tea maker. One 55-gallon barrel, one strong, porous bag (this one's a woven plastic grain sack) full of compost, some heavy twine, a strong stick, and water. Tie the sack to the stick, place the stick across the top of … [Read more...] about Compost tea
Archives for May 2006
The first potato plants are popping up. This is Gold Rush, saved from last season. The dirt on the leaves was splashed up by the pounding rain that came with yesterday's thunderstorm. … [Read more...] about First potato
You don't see that too often around here: two inches (50 mm) of rain over the last day or so, and this after weeks of hot and dry. It's about time! … [Read more...] about 50 mm
In the real world of this organic field, it's not all close-up beauty shots of picture-perfect seedlings growing into pristine vegetables all in a row. Competition is the order of the day. Here, a couple of beet seedlings are surrounded by grass, dandelion, and round-leaf mallow … [Read more...] about Beets and competition
Days are warm, nights are often still sub-freezing, and it hasn't rained in weeks. Anything that looks like it's growing is grass. … [Read more...] about What’s up, early May?