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 29 Apr 2016] Everyone loves the greenhouse! The warmth, the wind break...crops, weeds, all plants love it in here. Now it seems flea beetles have acquired the taste as well. For whatever reason, the FBs usually stayed out of the (much smaller) little greenhouse, but here in … [Read more...] about In the greenhouse: bok choi vs flea beetle
[From 28 Apr 2016] After a couple of early spring weeks in the greenhouse, transplanted lettuces and totally uninvited weeds are all doing exceptionally well! The sun climbs and the growing picks up speed... … [Read more...] about Greenhouse lettuce, growing
[From 20 Apr 2016] The low-riding late afternoon sun shines through lettuce leaves, creating quite the vivid show of color. (This is also great light for revealing carpets of the tiniest emerging weeds that are otherwise easy to overlook or conveniently ignore—seeing so clearly … [Read more...] about The light on the lettuce