Later and later we go: More late season/winter harvest experiments, with four-week-old spinach transplants into the unheated greenhouse. Also trying out a trench approach to transplanting—a furrow about 6" deep, made with a hoe—instead of putting them in one by one. Seems a … [Read more...] about Winter spinach
Yep, like just about every year, the new growing season starts here with fall garlic planting. Miserable, damp day, though not so cold. Andrea M (close) and Rochelle (far) are working on different sections to hedge bets on which areas of the field dry out first in case of a … [Read more...] about Garlic goes in again
Had the downloaded digital version of this book since the 2nd edition, for at least a couple of years now, dipped into it, but still haven't read it through. I should and I will. This winter! The 3rd edition of Building Soils for Better Crops: Sustainable Soil Management came out … [Read more...] about Building Soils for Better Crops
It's a wet December! After only a couple of days of rain, the ground is pretty well waterlogged, to the point where I can't move the Kubota compact tractor without leaving deep furrows that'll be totally compacted and eventually dry like concrete. So, before being rained out … [Read more...] about Somewhat submerged!
Finally got around to at least getting the base of the hoophouse anchored. This whole decision of whether to build it now or wait till spring has been up in the air for a while. At least, with the 4x4 rough cut cedar beams that hold up the steel ribs positioned and the anchor … [Read more...] about Anchoring the hoophouse