The trusty 6hp irrigation pump was dutifully hauled out to the pond in May, and never seen and barely thought of since. Besides priming it when it was first set out, it had zero use this year. That's what happens when you get many inches of rain a month, every month, for an … [Read more...] about Bringing in the pump
For a the better part of most days for the last couple of months, this, the return view from dropping off Monday CSA shares, has been the Weather. Cloud and rain. There are occasional sunny days. I haven't been keeping accurate count, but that can't be far off. We've several … [Read more...] about Summer days
In smaller gardens (tinier farms!), hoses are generally a fact of life. In spring, it's time to uncoil them all, check the fittings, and get set to deliver water largely by hand. On BIG veggie farms, "hoses" are usually big pipes (3"/7.5cm and up), part of full-blown … [Read more...] about Tangling with hoses
A good stretch in the field today. Harvested a bushel and a half of carrots (huge Danvers Half Long, enough to last through the winter) and a bushel of beets, a mix of red, golden and the Chioggia striped. Mulched another garlic bed, leaving just one uncovered. Did some clean-up … [Read more...] about More carrots…
Gloomy, overcast, a typical rainy day...and it actually rained! A couple of heavy downpours and a few gentler extended falls added up to a satisfying full inch (25mm) over a few hours. This is great timing for the second planting of summer squash, which is just starting to … [Read more...] about At last, rain!