Can't quite seem to stop planting! Lynn and Libby put in a last 200 or so lettuce seedlings to see how far they'll go in fall growth. The soil is still moist an inch (2.5cm) or so down, but the surface is way DRY from a few days of sun and breeze, so we watered in these guys—the … [Read more...] about Last of the lettuce
This pic reminds me of those "classic" Big Agriculture photos where a row of combine harvesters rolls up a field in impressive staggered formation, except, here it's Mel (first day!), Lynn and Raechelle, not machines! Hand-weeding mainly pigweed from between tightly spaced rows … [Read more...] about Maintaining mesclun
Spent the early morning harvesting a few CSA shares for a Monday drop-off. This is the first week of shares, and they're still small, mainly greens... There are many tiny farming routines, things you'd probably never do in a bigger operation, that I find extremely relaxing and … [Read more...] about Tiny harvest!
With the cold snap about to break, the final potting up is fully underway, a few days later than last year, but no worries. Even with the new, fourth grow rack, things are tight, with four trays to a shelf instead of the ideal two—better to give 'em all an equal ration of light … [Read more...] about Seedlings stack up
A specially Thursday-picked Large share, tiny farm flexibility in action for a shareholder who missed the weekend pick-up. A Large is about one and a half the size of the standard Single share. This week: carrot (Touchon), beet (Golden Detroit, Scarlet Supreme), tomato (assorted … [Read more...] about Share of the week