The first planting of snap beans is coming along quite well. Although the rows look nice and full now that they're growing out, germination hasn't been great this year, with annoying gaps that still have to be cultivated. If it's not a matter of not enough water, I usually end up … [Read more...] about Meet the beans!
Archives for June 2007
This is where those tiny, slow-to-germinate carrot seeds come from! For leaf and root crops, you often have to go out of your way in the veggie garden to see first-hand how exactly their seeds are produced—the crop is harvested and eaten before the flowering stage starts. Carrots … [Read more...] about Where carrot seed comes from
Setting up a stand at the local farmers' market reminds me of a traveling circus, at least, the way I imagine one to be. Everything has to be compact, easily packed away in a limited space (in our case, a pick-up truck), quick to set up and tear down, and quite rugged to handle … [Read more...] about Farmers’ market stand described…
The post-harvest is a simple, straightforward process that has to be done fast since we don't have a cooler. The set-up is manual and basic. Today, we packed indoors to get out of a stiff breeze that would've taken the salad greens sailing (usually, we do everything outside, in … [Read more...] about Packing station
Since the start, the idea of a daily full garden inspection—"doing the rounds"—seemed to make sense. It sounds easy enough, but somehow, it doesn't get fully done all that often, there's almost always something that seems absolutely pressing to do early in the morning or in the … [Read more...] about Doing the rounds