First – if you didn’t see the posting on the “Boyce’s Shilofarm CSA” facebook page – there is a ton of happy going on here because La Nina has up and gone. The main beds, the upper beds, the overnight temperatures – all is great for the garden. For most years there has been enough… Continue reading Winter Week 5
--- 'farmer doug' is the planner and heavy lifter for the CSA and the LLC. Loves to teach; "ask him the time, he'll tell you how to make a clock." Always has a new idea to try, some of which work. BTW - if you try and phone call, and you are NOT in his caller ID you will not be answered - just leave a message and you will be called right back.
Winter Week 4.
It is pretty exciting to see a ‘normal’ Spring coming up before us – this next week 6 trays of start get to venture outside the greenhouse! The ten day forecast, the climate prediction three month forecast, all point to a PNW Spring – cool at night, 50s going on up over time during the… Continue reading Winter Week 4.
March comes in like winter… no lion!
The official conclusion here is that a good weather year for gardening is before us. Wait, you say? Well, despite this: The La Nina induced no-Spring of 2022 is not happening. The average temps are close to more typical years, and the garden prep that was usually done in January actually happened. Green Season outside… Continue reading March comes in like winter… no lion!
Winter week 3 – Brrr!
As expected, the end of February and the start of March are attempting to demonstrate that They Are Winter. Here at Shilofarm there wasn’t a lot of snow – but there were two days that hit the very low 20’s which is considered to be officially cold. There seems to be a positive correlation between… Continue reading Winter week 3 – Brrr!
Winter Season week 2 in the snow…
Here we go – the hopefully last gasp of winter cold is here. Your veggies are all tucked nicely into their warm beds, though – well. Except for the carrots and parsnips! Here’s what is happening this week, and what to expect for your box choices: Carrots and Parsnips are in plentiful supply. The plan… Continue reading Winter Season week 2 in the snow…
Winter Season – week 1 is come!
This is the first week of winter season – with all that entails. The good news is that the weather has been about as good as it can be for the winter season. In theory there should be an “and the bad news” comment – but the best (worst?) that can be said is that… Continue reading Winter Season – week 1 is come!
February 2023 Monthly Update
Howdy folks! February is when the garden seed starting really takes off. Nominally, if all goes as it was used to, the last frost date is April 15. Many seedling starts are “6 to 8 weeks before last frost.” Add to that the frost tolerant plants that are already started can get set out, and… Continue reading February 2023 Monthly Update
Here is hoping you are all having a good start of 2023! Here at Shilofarm the nice false Spring is a great relief, so thus far 2023 is awesome. Well, it is in regards to trying to grow things and work on preparations for the season. Preparation has three big tasks – getting seed stock,… Continue reading January…
December 2022 Update
Hoping you are having a good holiday season! The CSA is both done for 2022 and has not yet really started for 2023. The reality is that the farm overall has to make changes, and that exercise has been, and continues to be, well, stressful. Here is where it is for now: 2023 will have… Continue reading December 2022 Update
Week 4 – C’est Finis!
If my high school french didn’t let me down the subject means the CSA for 2022 is all done this week. What a season – lots of ups and downs. In a week or so a monthly update will go out that touches on 2022 and hopes and plans for 2023. However, what is really… Continue reading Week 4 – C’est Finis!