The weather is warm, the days still feel long (although, at 5:00 a.m. for Saturday market, I'm already waking up in the dark)—summer is in full effect, but you know the season's soon changing because the field is clearing out. Today, I did some tilling, cleaning up before weeds … [Read more...] about Garden in transition
Archives for August 2009
In the market garden, summer squash can't get much better than this. These guys, part of the second planting for the season, have it all. Leaves looking really healthy: green, uneaten, and so far free of the powdery mildew that inflicts itself on many squash varieties and … [Read more...] about Perfect (market garden) squash!
The sunflowers have been following the days for a little while now. I was not a sunflower fan until we started growing them a couple of years back, along with a bunch of other direct-seed cutting flowers—nothing like growing your own for attitude adjustment! Now, I love 'em … [Read more...] about Sunflowers
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
The muggy wave continues, the sixth day or so of bright, swelteringly humid heat. Today was only 21°C (72°F), but the Humidex (or whatever exactly They call it) says it's the equivalent to us humans of 40°C (110°F). It does feel that way. I can't recall ever hearing a spread … [Read more...] about Dog days of summer (a few)