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
The season's weekly rain watch begins. Weeks start on Monday. The big 25 on the rain gauge is the magic 25mm/1" mark, the rule-of-thumb ideal for a week—an inch of slow and steady rain over a few hours, and of course all the rest, sunshine, that's just...beautiful. A 1/2" is an … [Read more...] about Rain watch begins
Yep, the garlic is growing steady, unfazed by 25°C/77°F days tumbling to sub-freezing nights, still apparently unappetizing to deer in spite of their almost unnaturally healthy green standout glow against the hay and straw mulch. Very nice! The difference between larger cloves, … [Read more...] about Garlic check-in
The garlic really pushed up in the freakishly summery end-of-winter days, already around 6" high. Don't recall exactly how far ahead they are—there may be pics on the blog from this time in past years, I haven't checked—but this is pretty big early growth. I've been wondering … [Read more...] about Garlic rising
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!