It's a start. Whenever they reach 3-4" (7.5-10cm), I trim back the onions to about 1" (2.5cm), and now they're thick enough to collect and EAT! I don't have the greenhouse up yet, so didn't start lettuce REALLY early, so it's not a whole seedling trimmings salad like last year... … [Read more...] about Fresh at last!
Archives for March 2009
Today I peeled back the plastic on Vittoria, the first eggplant to show up for the season. So far, seeded a week ago, there's Dusky and Vittoria eggplant, and Ace, North Star and Gypsy peppers, and they're all just beginning to poke up. These seedlings are ahead, with a little … [Read more...] about New eggplant (and peppers)
It's spring! The ground is clear, hasn't snowed in a while, but it's still cold, and the tiny farming action remains mainly indoors. We're steadily filling up the racks (here, Lynn populates a plug sheet with Red Russian kale; under the lights, parsley and onion). I'm spreading … [Read more...] about Seeding as we go…
Headed to the old farm to pick up the greenhouse. It's only been a month since the main move, but the return to a place where I spent practically every day of the last six years felt strange. Inside the farmhouse, it was just a familiar space, but rounding the corner into the … [Read more...] about Tiny farm moving – Part 3
The brassicas—cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and so much more—are satisfying at seeding time because they usually come up quick. This tray of Early Dividend broccoli is popping only three days after seeding. I don't take notes about days to germination, except occasionally … [Read more...] about More seedlings appear