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
Nice sun, but kinda cool and definitely windy. Michelle came by for a day of mostly organizing and arranging: managing seedlings, and measuring and staking out garden sections (now, according to the new garden map). We're once again using 50' (15.2m) squares as the basic garden … [Read more...] about 50 feet!
This was one of the strangest single days for weather that I can remember. Transplanting more squash in the morning—Michelle is checking out working on the farm one day a week—it was beautifully sunny, with a nice breeze. Around mid-morning, suddenly, it shifted to humid and … [Read more...] about Weird weather day
In smaller gardens (tinier farms!), hoses are generally a fact of life. In spring, it's time to uncoil them all, check the fittings, and get set to deliver water largely by hand. On BIG veggie farms, "hoses" are usually big pipes (3"/7.5cm and up), part of full-blown … [Read more...] about Tangling with hoses
Another snowstorm, come and gone. It snowed steadily all of yesterday, with pretty high winds, but most of the accumulation seemed to be overnight. Today, azure skies, brilliant sun, tons of snow in drifts piled high. Looks like we're one more heavy fall away from all-time … [Read more...] about Slightly snowbound