Rise of the Salad Box: First meeting, with Rochelle and artist Shannon, on design details for our salad box project. Yes, it's simple coolers, to be converted into standalone salad dispensers, with an honor system cash box and helpful signage built in, and cool graphics on the … [Read more...] about Salad box planning
At work on water: Rochelle changes an shutoff valve—a tap!—to the 1" header pipe that runs from the well through the field. Not exactly a big pipe by irrigation standards, OK for our low volume use. You could call it a hybrid setup, a mix of commercial and home garden gear, with … [Read more...] about Working on water
Tape time again, measuring out this year's market garden. I've come up with various schemes to do away with this step as an annual thing, but end up wanting to move things around, or accidentally tilling under a critical stake or two left from the year before. The method is … [Read more...] about Tape time!
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
Brassica greens in perfect, flea beetle hole-free shape, thanks to good weather and...floating row cover. Rochelle is cutting mizuna—in the pic, there's green and purple mustards, mizuna and tatsoi. Our extra focus on salad mixes this season continues to go over well, with a Mild … [Read more...] about Brassica greens galore