Debacle may be a little strong, the future of my newly established rhubarb patch is not absolutely dire, but it's not looking perky just yet. I've so far managed to spot only half a dozen of the 50 odd transplants I set out last year in spring. I'd ambitiously dug up part of an … [Read more...] about The rhubarb debacle
Archives for April 2007
The little gamble on propagating rosemary from frail cuttings paid off at 20%. Out of about 40 starts, eight took root, this without any sort of rooting compound. I put them in 3" peat pots yesterday. They're headed for the summer herb garden. … [Read more...] about Rosemary cloned
O the excitement and satisfaction. The first 400' of snap peas (Sugar Ann) are in! This is the first seed to hit the field this year!! It's a low-risk gamble for two-three extra early bushels for the market. With over a week of cold days, subzero nights and even snow ahead … [Read more...] about First direct seeding of the year!
More tiny greenery from the trays! Chives are doing well, they've already been out in the sun and wind for a few days to toughen them up, and will be heading to the greenhouse soon to make way for others under the lights. Also in the herb collection this year: sage, parsley, … [Read more...] about Chives
This single printed sheet is the other farming thing on my mind this time of year. It's the CSA sign-up form, filled in by new members and past shareholders renewing their stake in the harvest. I don't do any advertising, just word of mouth and leaving off sheets at a handful of … [Read more...] about CSA shares…