Got the idea this morning to get something REALLY FRESH onto the Christmas dinner menu. A fat local turkey, plus squash, potatoes, carrots, beets and onions from storage (in addition to a ham and industrial veggies from the supermarket) didn't seem quite enough. But what could I … [Read more...] about Brussels sprouts for Christmas?
That was interesting! I've harvested Brussels sprouts by picking the individual heads, but for our first bigger harvest of about 60 plants, to speed things up, I decided to take the whole thing. First try: chopping the base of the stem with the machete-like harvest knife was … [Read more...] about Harvesting Brussels sprouts
A pleasant fall surprise, at least one of two beds of Brussels sprouts (planted over five months ago) has come through! A bed each of Oliver and Jade Cross (hybrids both) received no water and looked mighty stressed and strained for all of the droughtish summer. The recent rains … [Read more...] about Brussels sprouts
Conall, the all-new organic grower, is back after being unexpectedly called away two and a half weeks ago. That happened after we'd worked together for seven days straight. For me, making the transition from essentially solo tiny farming to having regular help was that quick. … [Read more...] about More hands on deck
This little Jade Cross Brussels sprouts seedling, only four weeks old, is first into the open field. The weather remains pretty well perfect, warm and sunny, and we're steadily chipping away at the list of crops waiting to be started right away. Today, besides the Brussels … [Read more...] about First field transplant of the year