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Update from the Gardens June 30, 2013

It looks like we’ll have a couple nice sunny, soil-drying days coming up. This is good news! If we can avoid the next round of possible rain we might be able to get back to work in the fields. Right now we’re taking advantage of the down […]

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Update from the Gardens June 9, 2013

It’s been a great week for the farm. There has been lots of planting and good growth. The garden had a harvest break and thanks you for your understanding. We transplanted a row of sweet peppers, and a second row of hot peppers, okra, tomatillos, and tomatoes […]

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Update from the Farm June 1, 2013

Another interesting week. With all the predictions of stormy weather, we moved the hay rack with peppers in and out of the barn each day. We haven’t dared harden off the tomatoes. A storm would possibly knock them all down as they are getting tall and hefty […]

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Update from the Gardens May 27, 2013

It’s a sunny Sunday, 50 degrees and nearly June. We have some confused plants, but the bugs know what to do. With 500 sweet potato plants in the garage waiting to be planted, it’s a little touch and go. They need to go into raised beds, in […]

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Update from the Gardens: May 12, 2013

Again, another challenging season. Just the opposite of last year. This year with the threat of frost, the strawberries have not yet bloomed…so not to worry. Last year, with the extremely warm spring, some of the blooms frosted. Their yellow centers turned black and resulted in a […]

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Update from the Gardens October 14th

Greetings from the Gardens, I know some of you are wondering when the picking season finally ends. So do we!  Right now, we still have lots of prepicked veggies, veggies in the fields, and a hoophouse that we’re seeding and transplanting into greens.  Our goal (experimental, I […]

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Update from the Gardens: September 22nd, 2012

Greetings from the Gardens, It’s hard to know what to do next. With the possibility of frost, we’ve been picking those beautiful peppers so you’ll probably take from the cooler this week. The tomatoes are nearing their end so we’ve picked those that we spot at “first blush”, meaning […]

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Update from the Gardens: September 15, 2012

Greetings from the Gardens, The week was busier than usual, but thanks to a good reason.  Ben’s friend and fellow farmer, Mike,  joined us for 3 days from southern Illinois.  Mike grows mushrooms, hops ,veggies, pigs, chickens, goats, and ???.   During that time they finished up Hoop House 2 by putting […]

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Update from the Gardens: September 8th

Greetings from the Gardens! We’re loving this cooler weather.  We’ve added several things to the pick list this week  . . .. carrots, spinach,  radishes, fennel and new rows for okra, beets, chard and kales. The edamames are yellowed but a good searcher could find a few more.  We took […]

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Update from the Gardens: September 1st

Greetings from the Gardens, So many of the crops are at their peak right now.  It’s a wonderful time to cook from the gardens.  I’ve added several recipes that seem to fit in with the season.  Some I know I sent out last year, but with new […]

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