‘Updates from the Garden’

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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Update from the Gardens – August 4, 2013

We had a fun day with the bees last week. Bill, in his never-ending bug kill, found a swarm laying on the ground in the raspberries. It looked like a writhing log. Luckily we had one last super box with frames in it. So, it was moved […]

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Update from the Gardens – August 4, 2013

What a week! We’ve been wrapping up the fall crop plantings with 4 beds of beets, 2 more beds of beans, 2 beds of carrots, another bed of kohlrabi, a bed of chard and spinach, more lettuce, and in garden 1 another bed of cukes and one […]

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Update from the Gardens July 14, 2013

The growing season continues. And finally, the “dirty dozen” guinea fowl are beginning to work out in the garden and yard eating bugs. They are naturally carnivores targeting moving insects and maybe seeds that are waving in the breeze. They’re in training as we move them around […]

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