The rain is good (15mm over the last day), the chill (there's a frost warning for tonight and tomorrow) and sticky clay-loam mud are not so good. But the calendar is flipping and there's really no time to take shelter. Conall puts in plastic mulch for melons, anchoring it every … [Read more...] about Working in the rain
Archives for June 2007
A final few Lumina pumpkin seedlings, straining at the their peat pots, are ready to go into the last couple of open beds in the pumpkin patch. Lumina is a cool whitish-green variety, a change from the orange. Growing pumpkins is fun, once they get established, they totally take … [Read more...] about What to do with pumpkins
Spearmint, peppermint and some replacement rosemary are all that's left in—right outside—the Extended Milkhouse. Most of the spring seedlings are in the ground (a few are still in the greenhouse), and it's time to transform the Milkhouse set-up from seed starting to overnight … [Read more...] about Last of the Milkhouse seedlings
Sunflower is my new favorite flower...because it comes up quick. These Claret seedlings, along with Sunrich Orange and the Go Bananas mix, all poked up after barely three days, with even germination down the rows. Flowers this year are lower priority than the veggies, so they got … [Read more...] about Sunflowers come up quick!
Today was the first team harvest of the season and for this tiny farm... I've certainly had harvest and packing help in the past, but this time, it's with a regular crew who will hopefully be around for the season. The BIG difference is the size of the harvest, which is at least … [Read more...] about Team harvest!