With the timing of the move to the new farm, there was no fall garlic planting for this year. Very sad—over the last three seasons, we've grown 2,000-3,000 bulbs a year, it's a much-loved crop all around (starting with me!), and it's been the very first sign of new veggie life as … [Read more...] about Spring garlic?
Archives for April 2009
Another little new-farm-new-field memorable moment: the first direct seeded crops, Sugar Ann snap (edible pod) peas are poking up. They were seeded just over a week ago, I've been watching them germinate, and today I first noticed them actually pushing up greenery. Not that I … [Read more...] about First veg in the field: it’s peas!
Direct seeding is going ahead at a careful pace. There's a fair amount of broken up sod in the mix, and it would be nice for it to have more time to settle in and decompose, also for any bits of live grass to start poking up so they can be disrupted again with a light tilling... … [Read more...] about Direct seeding
Seed potatoes arrived today, all the way from tiny PEI (Canada's potato province!). It's still difficult to find certified organic potato stock, especially in more-than-home-garden-less-than-big-farm quantities, so it's back to Veseys for another 300 super-expensive pounds, from … [Read more...] about Potatoes delivered
Besides the older seedlings, clamoring to get out, we've been starting new guys as well, for later planting. Here, a few days after emerging, a baby Cairo (hybrid) red cabbage, for crowded growing (12" spacing), to produce "baby," "gourmet" cabbages—basically, small ones! … [Read more...] about Red cabbage