Lettuce, under a hoop-supported layer of medium weight row cover in the unheated greenhouse, is crisp, colorful, and fresh as daisies. This lettuce mix was planted in October, and some of it cut once in December, and now it's waiting out the winter. Outside low so far: not bad, … [Read more...] about Won’t give in to the cold
The covers are off and it's all shades of green! That's about three months, left to their own devices, living through freezing nights, often around -20°C (-4°F), and a low of -32°C (-25.6°F), under a couple of layers of medium-weight row cover, which means, little light (with the … [Read more...] about Post-winter greens
[Backpost for Dec-14-2009] Snow's here—it's definitely overwinter storage time! Winter storage is a little different every year, as needs, facilities, and plans change. This time around, a fair bit of gear is in the 20'x32' (~6x10 m) hoophouse, with its full sun exposure and … [Read more...] about Winter storage
Harvest for the second farmers' market of the season was OK, but still what I think of as kinda found crops. There's the first market harvest ever of rhubarb, a binful (20 bundles or so) from the fairly giant patch (about 60 divisions) planted three years ago—kinda stubby, … [Read more...] about Found: chives, spinach, rhubarb…
Tomorrow's farmers' market, the third of the season, will be the my first. This is the usual timing, although I made it on the second market day last year (our market starts on the first Saturday of May). The earliest harvest for field crops will probably be all-lettuce mesclun … [Read more...] about First harvest 2008!