One broccoli (Early Dividend), one cauliflower (Early Dawn), but what's that Violet Queen in the middle? The EDs are standbys, the VQ is new. It looks like broccoli, cooks like broccoli, tastes like broccoli, but it's in the seed catalog as a purple cauliflower?! The VQ were … [Read more...] about Broccoli vs cauliflower
Archives for November 2007
A satisfying few hours today, spreading year-old cow manure on the market garden. Bob and the old White 70hp handled the spreader (and you can see a rock picker attached in front!). I used the Kubota compact tractor to fill from the aging pile in the yard outside the loafing … [Read more...] about Manure spreading action!
As a friendly reminder that the weather hasn't gone entirely haywire, the nights have been cold lately, freezing or below, and some days begin with a reassuring blanket of frost on the field. Here, the Swiss chard (it's trusty Fordhook Giant) is moments before melt-off in the … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the season…
A perfect moment in tiny farming time as the first garlic goes in for next season's harvest! It's all Music (that's the hardneck variety), and for the first time it's 100% my own seed stock (last year, I had to buy some to add to what was set aside). The new garlic plot should be … [Read more...] about The new year begins here!
Fat bags of kinda fluffy grass-and-alfalfa mulch are the satisfying end of this little experiment (well, the real end comes next spring when we see how it does at sheltering the garlic for the winter). For this second batch, the bags are actually step 2, not part 4: I eliminated … [Read more...] about Making mulch, part 4