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Cover Crops

Cover crops help us begin to replace the tons (literally!) of organic matter taken from the fields during the growing season. Tons (again, literally!) of compost will also need to be spread before the next growing season if we are … Continue reading

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Spring!

Ack! How could this happen? The farming season has just begun and already I’m six weeks behind schedule! Well, maybe not a whole six weeks, though it sure feels like it. But then, it always feels like this in the … Continue reading

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Bedtime

We took the last of the tomatoes down today. Moved tomato stakes to their winter resting place. Mowed the pepper and eggplants. Used the disk harrow to chop up the plant debris and get the field ready for winter rye. … Continue reading

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October garden

Much of my field is in cover crop now. Oats and field peas are growing where I’ll plant first next spring. Winter rye will be sown early next week. Leafy greens that I’m growing for the Winter Share are lovely. … Continue reading

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Winter Squash

So much change on the farm in the past three weeks! An oat and field pea cover crop has germinated on about a quarter of the field. It’s growing well in beds that hosted winter squash, watermelon, carrots, beets, summer … Continue reading

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September

September is a bountiful month on this farm. Summer crops like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zukes and cukes are still producing fairly well. Our fall and winter crops like napa, bok choy, leeks, purple top turnips, broccoli raab, radicchio, are sizing … Continue reading

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A watched pot never boils

It doesn’t matter how many times a day I examine the second planting of tomatoes, they are still green. They are not the desired red, pink, rose, peach, yellow (marbled with red veins), burgundy, or purple. Green, green, green. I … Continue reading

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July Farm Update

Lots going on at the farm this past month. Lots of planting, weeding, harvesting, twining up tomatoes, sampling cucumbers, spotting coyote and wild turkeys. Lots and lots of rain. First, the veggie report. Our spring veggies were delicious, if I … Continue reading

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June Farm Update

Yeow! Summer has arrived. Lots of moisture in the soil coupled with this intense heat — this is just excellent growing weather. We’ve still a few cool season crops to enjoy (peas should be ready this week!), but soon enough … Continue reading

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Dirty Girl Farm and Healthy Soil

Or maybe I should write, “dirty vegetable farm”, ‘tho we girls did get pretty dirty during the harvest. The lettuce we harvested this morning for the CSA had more soil on it than usual. The much needed rain earlier this … Continue reading

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