Left to their own devices, these heirloom Touchon carrots grew all over the place, an assortment of shapes and sizes. They're in a bed where the mid-summer germination was spotty, and uneven spacing no doubt had a lot to do with it. Compared to our other mainstay carrot, the … [Read more...] about Unruly heirlooms
Archives for September 2007
Autumn, what autumn? A finer summer's day it would be hard to imagine... A warm, gentle sun in an absolutely cloudless sky. A silky soft breeze, without a trace of stultifying midday heat. Here's the widest view possible with this camera, from the highest vantage point around: … [Read more...] about Big sky
Where the oats arrived with a dramatic, iridescent splash of green, the fall rye made a much more sedate entrance, so much so that I didn't notice it until today. It probably emerged a couple of days ago. It's looking great! I dunno why I'm so extremely pleased by these green … [Read more...] about Rye arrives!
As things slow down in the garden and crops finish for the year, there is more time for really tiny harvests of this and that. Fifteen bundles of chives, a couple dozen small but tasty red peppers—little hauls like these add variety and incremental sales at the farmers' market … [Read more...] about Little bundles for market
A pointy English cabbage (Early Jersey Wakefield) and a hybrid 55-day cauliflower (Early Dawn), side by side on the harvest wagon—not too common a sight! The main crop brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale,...) are easy to grow but harder to maintain when conditions get … [Read more...] about Cabbage and cauliflower