Winter farming in a nutshell: Sundown, New Year's Day 2017, checking up on the greenhouse after a rattler of a windy night. The snow buildup, the low-riding sun captured by plastic over hoops of steel - it's all still here! :) … [Read more...] about Winter farming in a nutshell
The season's first field planting of salad greens, making a brief public appearance from under row cover, where they're in flea beetle protection - we're weeding today. Mustards, bok choi, arugula (a brassica relative), mizunas and more. So perfectly tasty, plucked straight from … [Read more...] about First salad greens of the outdoor season
Floating row cover, weighed down and made semi-transparent by water, is all that stands between fine young brassica greens and the scourge of the flea beetle. The cover is placed right after seeding, weighed down by rocks every 12.5' feet, briefly rolled back for weeding, and … [Read more...] about Greens, protected!
[From 5 May 2016] The Planet Jr. rides again. Clara learns the way of the antique seeder, having just laid down three rows of Kestrel beets. This old seeder continues to serve well! … [Read more...] about More Planet Jr. action!
[From 12 Apr 2016] Today's transplants: Still steadily plugging in seedlings in the greenhouse, waiting for more ground to dry out. This round, lettuces (above) and bok choi (elsewhere). All this transplanting is pretty straightforward—taking the photo, I might wonder, "What's … [Read more...] about Transplanting…never twice the same!