Frost finally hit the garden...but it missed the veggies! Just after sunrise this morning, there was ice on the grass at the very bottom of the field, but it stopped maybe 10' feet from where the garden begins. Pretty cool. There's a gentle slope from a high point about … [Read more...] about First frost misses
Archives for September 2008
Here we are at the end of the calendar summer, a season of crazy weather largely gone by! Cooler fall conditions have been around for a couple of weeks now, with ample frost watch nights, so summer's end at this point is only...ceremonial. Still, there's that little twinge of … [Read more...] about Last day of summer in the garden!
We rang out the summer at the farmers' market with a really lovely morning. I don't remember what was going on here, but Lynn is looking a little under siege. You can't ever call our market EXTREMELY busy, but it's steady, and we get a few mini-rushes most days, where customers … [Read more...] about Last market day of summer
After rinsing harvest bins for the regular Friday harvest, instead of spreading them around to dry as usual, I stacked 'em high to represent the house-of-cards global economy—I was trying to illustrate a point! What on Earth? Well, a few days ago, I became sadly hooked on the US … [Read more...] about Fun with harvest bins
Last seen simply soaring up above 7' (2m), the Jerusalem artichoke recently exploded with flowers. Last year, flowers appeared on some plants, and I read that flowering chokes isn't that common. You couldn't tell from here... The plants continue to thrive, weathering pretty heavy … [Read more...] about Jerusalem artichoke in full flower