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!
Digging up the very last of the Jerusalem artichoke, this is pretty much the final harvest of the year, besides a little kale and maybe a last few tiny cauliflower and cabbage. The few remaining feet of the original 50' (15m) double row yielded about half a bushel. Not bad. … [Read more...] about Last of the chokes
It'll be hard to top THIS one for extremely labor-intensive tiny farming involving lots of peeps! Here, Libby, Lynn, Andie, and Mel hand-dig potatoes for tomorrow's farmers' market. The taters happen to be Gold Rush russets, and they're in fine form, with a little wireworm damage … [Read more...] about Potato digging party
Another installment in the crazily labor-intensive tiny farming techniques series: Andie and Jordan in action, hand-digging for new potatoes without uprooting the plants! This one is hard to top for stunningly low hours-to-yield ratio. It makes picking peas and beans seem like … [Read more...] about Working the new potatoes
The Friday harvest is shrinking. This is the second to last of the year, and the last for CSA members, and we're down to mainly root veggies. Some of the last cabbage planting has firmed up, and we're picking them as "baby," about 1-2 lbs (450-900g) each (multiplanted, the yield … [Read more...] about The incredible shrinking harvest!