First, it is annoying to the box packer to have a nicely filled box which wilts in 10 minutes to become a half-empty looking box. The emotional response is that the CSA is short of good stuff. The main culprits include the Chard and the Mustard – although the Bibb lettuce in the box last… Continue reading Green Season 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.
Green Week 4
Here we are at week 4, the first half of Green Season ends this week; next week the lettuce, at least, will be from the outside garden! The big help for that outside lettuce was to put a floating crop cover over it. The lettuce, the snap peas and the cabbage (all outside) are safely… Continue reading Green Week 4
Green Week 3
It should come as no surprise to you that this is more winter than spring. The consequences for the CSA are all rather distressing – the rate of growth drops, the outside beds are too wet to till, plants that should be set out are lingering in the trays. Perhaps the most annoying is that… Continue reading Green Week 3
Green Week 2
This week is why new plants are still in the greenhouse- very cold and snowy weather is happening. The greenhouse is so very important to the early season, and even for the first part of main season as new plants are started and grown out for a 4–6-week window. Unfortunately, or perhaps factually, the first… Continue reading Green Week 2
Green Season Week 1
Week 1 – Green Season commences – note that the email to the Green Season members already went out. In the event you did NOT get said email – then speak up quick because the farm accounts are messed up and the world will fall apart even more than it has already. Now – Green… Continue reading Green Season Week 1
April 2022 Update
April is fully upon the farm – with the required bad weather here at the start. Lots of wind, rain & hail just to keep the job from being boring. Being inside the greenhouse in a hail/wind burst is a bit like being inside a drum with a long drum roll sounding. The old farm… Continue reading April 2022 Update
Week 8 – Winter season is done!
It has been a good Winter Season – Thank you to those who participated! Winter season pays for a lot of seeds! The overall production level has met the needs and expectations, and the couple of really cold snaps did not wipe things out (other than the tray of tomatoes: a moment of silence please).… Continue reading Week 8 – Winter season is done!
Week 7 (already!)
This week, next week, and on into Green Season. Lots of planting and bed preparation underway for the main season – it makes sense, but it feels funny, or odd – that planting needs to be done now for the first part of the main season. Lots of potatoes in the ground this week, for… Continue reading Week 7 (already!)
Week 6 Winter Season
The garden is really happy when the middle of March hits – lots of sun hours, and more every day. In fact, the whole farm is stretching and yawning, getting up and getting going. The cows, for example, were ecstatic about being put on fresh grass today – no more of that crusty old hay… Continue reading Week 6 Winter Season
Week 5 Winter Season
Officially this starts the second 4-week session of the winter garden. Obviously, it is still pretty much salad fixings – but there are some shifts to take into account. Bok Choi is replacing Cabbage as the second-green, the early radishes are done and gone, and white and red beets have greens big enough to be… Continue reading Week 5 Winter Season