Finally, the first production map for this new market garden! Usually, it's a good idea to get a detailed map done early in the winter, before making up the main seed orders (or, if that's where you're at, before taking inventory of your vast store of saved seed!). Here, with our … [Read more...] about Map day!
Archives for May 2009
Snap peas (above) are still the crop to watch for pleasing signs of veggie life in the fields. Mild concern over the chopped sod content continues, so each new bit of healthy growth, while expected, is still a happy event! The soil itself is nice, I'm comfortable with the fair … [Read more...] about Happy signs of veggie life
When there's a whole small section to cover, spreading compost with the Kubota compact tractor bucket is a lot faster and more efficient than the painstaking bed-by-bed method. This has been my usual approach for spot spreading, usually for 50'x50' squares. Covered in reverse: … [Read more...] about Compost spreading: another way…
Ferrying 60 trays of seedlings in and out of the seedling room continues. When you focus up close on a lush green tomato leaf, decked out in droplets after a gentle hand watering, everything seems peaceful and orderly on the tiny farm. This is not untrue, but it's also pretty … [Read more...] about Hardening off continues
Michelle, back for her first farm day this year, sorted out seedlings while daughters Allie (7) and Violet (3) checked out the new farm. Clearly, kids take well to...activities, so, to follow up her first successful camera mission last summer, I gave Allie my camera, and off she … [Read more...] about Allie’s photo gallery II