The season's first field planting of salad greens, making a brief public appearance from under row cover, where they're in flea beetle protection - we're weeding today. Mustards, bok choi, arugula (a brassica relative), mizunas and more. So perfectly tasty, plucked straight from … [Read more...] about First salad greens of the outdoor season
Floating row cover, weighed down and made semi-transparent by water, is all that stands between fine young brassica greens and the scourge of the flea beetle. The cover is placed right after seeding, weighed down by rocks every 12.5' feet, briefly rolled back for weeding, and … [Read more...] about Greens, protected!
[From 4 May 2016] Cheap! To truly appreciate tiny farming, you have to embrace the humble tools that make it all possible, like these cheap ($6) plastic lawn sprinklers that work with the well pump's low pressure (maybe 20% of normal urban tap psi), where better quality models … [Read more...] about The indispensably cheap sprinkler
[From 5 May 2016] The Planet Jr. rides again. Clara learns the way of the antique seeder, having just laid down three rows of Kestrel beets. This old seeder continues to serve well! … [Read more...] about More Planet Jr. action!
[From 29 Apr 2016] Everyone loves the greenhouse! The warmth, the wind break...crops, weeds, all plants love it in here. Now it seems flea beetles have acquired the taste as well. For whatever reason, the FBs usually stayed out of the (much smaller) little greenhouse, but here in … [Read more...] about In the greenhouse: bok choi vs flea beetle