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 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
Exactly where it was delivered last fall, the steel for the new hoophouse is kinda in the way, so we're working around it (it doesn't look like much in the pic, but it will expand into 30'x108'x16'H of plastic-covered year-round field protection). Beds of brassica greens are … [Read more...] about Working around steel
[From 5-Jul-2013] This week's harvest basket, still greens, mainly: young curly and flat leaf kale, baby bok choi (autographed by a few flea beetles that made it under the cover), our Zippy Mix (today's version, mustards as always, with mizuna and some baby Chinese cabbage), … [Read more...] about Early share