Tilling in the monster oats green manure/cover crop is a task where the Kubota compact tractor sure comes in handy. The oats is tall, dense and seemingly unstoppable by cold. It took a double mowing to get it down to a manageable state, and even then, it's a slow till. The … [Read more...] about At the wheel
Archives for October 2007
A vibrant slash of orange and yellow—the half-row of calendula seemed to be fairly unfazed by the recent blast of sub-zero cold, where the zinnias didn't do so well. Another bit of first-hand frost experience to file away. Elsewhere in the flower test plot, the very few centaurea … [Read more...] about Zinnia vs calendula
Yes, the weather's crazy. According to the min/max thermometer outside the greenhouse, last night's low was a chilly 18°F (-8°C), cold enough to kill off all but the hardiest. Finally, and only six weeks or so late—the endless autumn harvest is interesting, great for personal use … [Read more...] about Killing frost, kinda
With the farmers' market over, time to turn to fall-and-winter things. This year, I'm for the first time organizing a proper veggie selection for storage (it's about time I started...training for that future CSA root cellar!). Instead of the usual bushel baskets of this and that, … [Read more...] about Putting food by
A great last day at the market! We were packing in the rain at 6am, drove in through a drizzle, and by the time I was set up just after 7, the rain had stopped! Despite the dreariness, it was quite warm. So far, so good. I didn't particularly expect a big turnout, and was happy … [Read more...] about Au revoir to the farmers’ market!