‘Updates from the Garden’

Update from the Gardens July 26, 2014

It’s another transition time. . . again. Two rows of potato vines died down which tells us its time to harvest. So, Ben put on the “V” plow and tore through the rows. It’s much easier to do this instead of forking. Then we walk the rows […]

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Update From the Gardens – May 4, 2014

Greetings from the Gardens, Seeds (peppers, eggplant, basil and tomatoes) have been planted and then again “planted up” under grow lights to ensure lots of good picking for every one. They have now been again planted up for the second time into 4” pots. This buys us […]

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Update from the Gardens – April 13, 2014

Our week of spring weather was a perfect chance to get some spring crops into the ground. Three beds of peas, two of carrots, parsnips and rutabagas for the fall, a bed of spinach, salad turnips, radishes, raised beds of arugula, mixed Asian greens, mizuna, and leaf […]

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Updates from the Gardens – January 12, 2014

Greetings from the Gardens, Gardens? What gardens? Luckily they’re hiding under the very protective snow cover. Snow with all the little air pockets, provides the best cover, so we’re grateful that the snow preceded the bitter cold. I think Midwestern fruit trees might struggle through this winter. […]

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Update from the Gardens – October 12, 2013

With another beautiful week behind us, we feel like we’re making progress on putting the farm to bed. But there is a lot still going on and lots of picking available. The lettuces are beautiful, the spinach easy to pick, turnips, kohlrabi, carrots and a few potatoes […]

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Update from the Gardens – September 22, 2013

How many things can you do with tomatoes? It’s time to find out. We did a clean pick Saturday because it was supposed to colder than tomatoes like it. This will keep the ripening process continuing. Last year, September 22, today was the first frost and total […]

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Update from the Gardens – September 15, 2013

We’ve had a busy week harvesting the bounty. There is a hay wagon of watermelons with gorgeous color. We have Sunshine, with a yellow meat, Orangeglo, yes, it’s orange inside, a yellow skinned beauty with red meat, and the standard Crimson Sweet. Many are a nice size […]

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Update from the Gardens – Sept 8, 2013

Update from the Gardens – Sept 8, 2013

The photo is from a CSA delivery. Kate is holding the herb bouquet that is included. We love this season of good eating. Burgers and sweet corn and sliced tomatoes and stuffed zucchini boats and cucumber salad and chopped salads with all the goodies and deviled eggs, […]

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Update from the Gardens – August 24, 2013

What a break with the rain this week. We’ll all enjoy a reprieve from moving hose and drip tape and trying to decide what needs watering the most and which crop’s life will be impacted the most. WHEWWWW! Maybe we can catch up on some more seed […]

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Update from the Gardens – August 17, 2013

It sure was fall-ish weather this past week. Sweatshirts feel cozy for a while in the AM but not for long. By the afternoon, we are back to a warm summer day and watering, since it appears that we’ll get no rain for a while. Our Wwoofers […]

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