A tiny landscape of lettuces: Especially with the hot, dry weather we've been having, you can't go wrong with a few trays of leaf lettuce seedlings, lending support to the baby greens in the field! Transplanted at 8-10" spacing, lettuces in a variety of colors and … [Read more...] about Lettuce landscape
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!
Adding a pinch (5g) of fairly pricey Rushmore (a beautifully deep-red oakleaf) to a batch of salad mix. This is the basic all-lettuce summer blend: seven varieties, selected mainly for color (greens to reds), texture (flat to frilly), and to some degree, seed cost (the price … [Read more...] about Making salad mix
Yesterday's harvest that went to today's farmers' market, my earliest market start by almost two months! From the unheated greenhouse: kale, green and red mustard, and lettuce mix times two. Harvest conditions: -2°C outside, a perfect-working-weather 10°C inside. At the end, the … [Read more...] about First winter harvest