Lettuce, under a hoop-supported layer of medium weight row cover in the unheated greenhouse, is crisp, colorful, and fresh as daisies. This lettuce mix was planted in October, and some of it cut once in December, and now it's waiting out the winter. Outside low so far: not bad, … [Read more...] about Won’t give in to the cold
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
[From 25 Apr 2016] In the last week, warm, sunny days, a field dry enough to start working, and the first round of seed is in the ground. Today's sudden little blizzard, as full-on winter wonderland as it looked coming down, hardly got in the way—quick as it arrived, only six … [Read more...] about Little blizzard
[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!
Friday harvest and the main green going right now is LETTUCE, appearing as small leaf salad mix. We're waiting to do new greenhouse seeding - it's still way wet in there - but a bunch of lettuce transplants are already in, some bok choi, too. So the season's ramping up and the … [Read more...] about Stack of lettuce