Tape time again, measuring out this year's market garden. I've come up with various schemes to do away with this step as an annual thing, but end up wanting to move things around, or accidentally tilling under a critical stake or two left from the year before. The method is … [Read more...] about Tape time!
Archives for April 2013
Ice storm. Some strange, quick mix of rain and freezing cold that puts a thick coating of ice on everything, and creates thick little icicles wherever water drips (like, above, from the 3-point hitch that's attaching the rototiller to the tiny tractor. Quite amazing, and a little … [Read more...] about Ice storm
Picked up a small shipment of new plug sheets and webbed trays at the post office. I really stretch 'em out, have some going for years—they're reusable, but not incredibly tough, especially when you take them into the field for transplanting. Handle with care and all that, and … [Read more...] about New plug sheets
Yep, the refractometer has arrived by mail! It's quite exciting. This one is calibrated for the Brix scale—it indicates the amount of sugar and other dissolved solids in water. Drip a couple of drops of juice from the veg of your choice onto the screen, point at light, and peer … [Read more...] about The refractometer has arrived!
See the growing list of 50 Things I've Learned from Tiny Farming: #8 - Remain calm: In tiny farming, you can indulge WORRY to the max. You can really work yourself into a frenzy. It's usually about, well, the weather, people, money (specifically, stuff that has to be paid … [Read more...] about 50 Things I’ve Learned from Tiny Farming: #8 Remain calm