Parsley, curly and flat-leaf, overflows its 72-cell plug sheet. Time to trim it back (again), so they still fit under the lights. To be unfussy and safe, a quick shear of only 2-3" off the top literally takes a few seconds and does the trick. Snip-snip-snip-snip-snip! This is … [Read more...] about Trimming parsley
Often heard about, never before seen first-hand, this is front-yard tiny farming in action—late fall edition. I'm at the home of Andrew and Sue and Margo, in a town of 70,000, leaning on the front porch rail on a residential street lined with single homes on small lots. Typical … [Read more...] about Front yard farming!
More slow but steady planting out. Flat-leaf and curly parsley, started so long ago, finally hit the field by the hands of Libby and Lynn. Later in the afternoon, we started one section of potatoes. The timing this spring is...unusual. We're still tilling and retilling sections … [Read more...] about Filling the fields continues
It's a jumble of seedlings around the seedling room, inside and out. Actually, it looks like a good part of the entire market garden, neatly in miniature, lined up in trays... Due to a pile of one-thing-waiting-on-another (for example, we have to run electricity for the fan that … [Read more...] about Seedlings queue up
It's spring! The ground is clear, hasn't snowed in a while, but it's still cold, and the tiny farming action remains mainly indoors. We're steadily filling up the racks (here, Lynn populates a plug sheet with Red Russian kale; under the lights, parsley and onion). I'm spreading … [Read more...] about Seeding as we go…