The frost-warning forecast from a couple of days ago, for 1°C (34°C), moved up a day to tonight. so there's row cover all over the field. Some of it was floated out against the possibility of frost, the rest, as so-far-effective deer deterrent. Up front, around 800' of snap … [Read more...] about Frost protection time again
Brought in our compact collection of pumpkins today, ahead of likely frost this weekend. Never been big on pumpkins as far as quantity, but they are fun to have around. This year, some standards like Connecticut Field, a bunch of Small Sugar pie pumpkins—always handy—and one … [Read more...] about Pumpkins in!
This season didn't see too much pumpkin action in the garden, with less planted than in the past (although we've never planted A LOT). Mixed with winter squash in a couple of locations, the spread-out pumpkin patch added up to somewhere around 50'x50' (15x15m), about half of the … [Read more...] about This year’s pumpkin haul
It's another week till the start of CSA shares and the first picking of peas, and at least 3 weeks until some of the heavier crops—broccoli, cauliflower, summer squash—are ready, so Friday's are still about general fieldwork, not HARVEST. Just ahead of the end of spring, Lynn, … [Read more...] about Last of the spring planting
"Hand-tended" is one of the phrases that usually gets popped into the occasional bit of promotional writing about this market garden. Sounds good! If asked (hasn't happened so far), I'd explain that we don't use many machines, most of the garden work is done with hand tools, or … [Read more...] about Hand-tended