[From 13-Jun-2013] Mulching peppers with straw. So pretty! Plastic mulch is cheaper than straw, also, quicker to lay down and clean up, and generally more effective in suppressing weeds and retaining soil heat, but plastic is also less fun! Hahaha, those crazy business decisions. … [Read more...] about Choosing straw!
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!
Here's one of the more extreme displays of crazily labor-intensive tiny farming technique. Andie surveys our work, the result of deciding to try landscape fabric in place of burlap to help carrot seed germination. It's actually a double experiment, because one of the beds is … [Read more...] about Carrot-burlap method gets a twist