Suddenly, this morning, it's cold! For this time of year, that's a forecast of 4°C (39°F) all day, and -6°C (21°F) overnight. Brrrr... Maybe it's just me, but I didn't even notice the leaves turning in their usual intense explosion of reds and yellows, this time around, the trees … [Read more...] about Brrrr…
Archives for October 2011
This harvested parsnip root only hints at the massive root systems that plants have down there. Mature parsnips can root down to 9 feet (2.7m), and spread up to 3' (0.9m) in the top 10" (25cm) of soil. Other garden veggies are generally as impressive in the root department. … [Read more...] about Parsnip root flashback
During the growing season, tiny farming can be kinda all-consuming—lots to do!—and it's easy to wind up in a rather pleasant local bubble, especially if you've turned the daily news OFF: watching this documentary last night, RIP: A Remix Manifesto (2008), popped that bubble for … [Read more...] about A tiny farming manifesto?
[Fri, Sep 16, 2011] First frost wasn't too bad at all, a patchy frost that hit the field lightly, and in some areas, hardly at all. Still, the row cover, over some beans, peppers, eggplant, and a couple of beds of cherry tomato, worked out well, the exposed plants in those areas … [Read more...] about Patchy frost
Checking in on the fairly massive time investment we made in thinning 800' of late-planted Touchon carrots—and it's paying off! Not that there was any doubt that thinning works, it's just so...tedious. After laying down carrot seed thick (in other words, after using the Earthway … [Read more...] about Well-thinned carrots, growing well!