Checking in on the fairly massive time investment we made in thinning 800' of late-planted Touchon carrots—and it's paying off! Not that there was any doubt that thinning works, it's just so...tedious. After laying down carrot seed thick (in other words, after using the Earthway … [Read more...] about Well-thinned carrots, growing well!
Another successful carrot germination event, with trusty, open-pollinated, heirloom Touchon, and our latest refinement in cover. Although this landscape fabric looks like the stuff we started with last year, it's a heavier grade that doesn't tear and become useless after one or … [Read more...] about Carrot germination refinement continues
The more things change, the more they stay the same, right? That's how it seems, in a soothingly familiar way, as seed starting 2010 really gets in gear at this new farm location. A little over two weeks since we set up the seedling room, and the fairly intricate task of managing … [Read more...] about Editing onions, counting peppers
You can't go wrong with baby carrots, it seems. They are, well, cute (I've heard people say that way more than once). So you can buy them and eat them, or maybe stick 'em in a clear vase full of water for a while (idea!)... In any case, these Nelson carrots are not only fun to … [Read more...] about Baby veggies go to market
It's a harvest Friday, second for the farmers' market, and first for CSA, but the load is still light. After picking snap peas, we spent the day doing other field work. In the photo, Libby, Jordan and Michelle are hand-weeding the small strip of spring-planted garlic, and we … [Read more...] about Early season harvest day