Howdy! Just a wrap up note for your reading pleasure as the dark of winter sets in… The current season is nearly done – last delivery is a week from Friday, as a matter of fact. This is a bit of a what worked, what didn’t work, and what are our plans for next year.… Continue reading November Monthly Update 2023
Here we all are at the end of the main season – all the crops are at end of cycle, although there is some new lettuce starts to carry forward into the end of the extended season. The good things for the Extended season are really going to be good – in most prior years… Continue reading CSA Monthly for October
September is a transition month here at the garden – the slow crops (corn, winter squash and melons) are showing signs of being ready, and the earlier summer crops are closing up shop for the season. A fine bean crop is about 3/4 done, for example. The slicer tomato crop this year is smaller that… Continue reading September Monthly Update
Here at Shilofarm the most frantically busy time is about oh say 75% over – that is the time when all the long (warm) season crops are in the ground, beds that are fallow are prepared, and about 200 acres of weeds and grass (and moles, voles, deer and birds) are managed as best as… Continue reading June 2023 Monthly Update
Wow – look at the time… Obviously the sudden onset of “Summer weather” has generated a ton of Garden work. As a casual example in the last 10 days the grass between the beds that was 1.5″ became 12″ or more – which is a real nasty chore to get out and down! The really… Continue reading May Monthly Update/Main Season head up!
Hope you are enjoying the spring-like moments that are happening – The garden is getting ready to be a very busy place – There are probably 35 trays of seedlings that are just itching to be set out after what seems like a last frost this week. The greenhouse is full, and there are a… Continue reading April Monthly Update
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!
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…
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