Welcome to my carrot lab! Carrots have been my biggest early spring headache. In cool weather, they take forever to germinate, 2 or 3 weeks, and by that time, the chance of weed competition is pretty good, and just about anything growing around the tiny seedlings makes … [Read more...] about Carrot science
Archives for April 2007
The first set of tomatoes is now in the unheated (but heatable!) hoophouse. They're freshly installed in 3" Jiffy pots (peat pots that can be planted), watered in, and awaiting the first night's cold. It's supposed to go down to 3°C (37°F), which isn't bad, but it's always … [Read more...] about Off to the hoophouse
Last of the big machine work! Bob using the spreader to drop off a pile of compost for distribution by shovel (shot two days ago). There is something really satisfying in this crazy world about technology that is straightforward, like a giant fan-blade device for tossing manure … [Read more...] about The spreader
Garlic is shooting up once again. Although we're only five days into a nice warm weather stretch, this year's crop of Music seems to be at almost the same place as last year's garlic in the all-mild April of 2006. You can see it growing by the day. Elsewhere in the field, things … [Read more...] about Garlic, now!
Conall, the all-new organic grower, starting from scratch as our first full-season, full-timer, waters in transplants. Today we set out three more beds of brassicas—so far, there's cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choi—prepared beds for a dozen more crops, set up the … [Read more...] about Get it in, get it done!