There is life at the plot:) the raised beds we set up earlier this year have started to support growth and plants are starting to flourish, despite a very shaky start. Looks like we may get some squash and zucchini at the very least. There is also a watermelon, though it got a bit of […]
above is a video of the tool we are using to dig up all the rocks! the first video is the initial run through with the tractor. the second video is the second pass. still some rocks, but most of the big ones are out and the dirt is smooth….like butter!
this farming thing ain’t for sissies…..we got caught in the rain over the weekend and then worked on our “farmer’s tan” the following day as we toiled in the dirt under the hot sun to prep the soil for planting a cover crop. lots of rocks in this urban plot, which used to house a […]
it all started as a tiny seed in our basement on january 25th….and finally the waiting is over….fresh tomatoes – taste of summer! we have about 20 plants that are producing and have been enjoying cherry tomatoes for about 2 weeks now. gotta dig out that salsa recipe…..
Making compost tea is similar to making a cup of tea…..simply steep your compost in water and voila! We scoured the internet for resources on this and found many different methods…..this is how we chose to do it. Materials needed: container (5 gal. bucket or rubbermaid container) air pump (buy at your local pet store) […]
look what my awesome husband grew for us! next year we plan to ramp up production. kudos to craig (of sirna’s farm & market in auburn, oh) for sharing advice on how to grow garlic…..we’ll be trying his tips this fall. another resource we rely on heavily is Growing Great Garlic: The Definitive Guide for […]
Yesterday, we awoke at 4 am to drive to Earth Tools in Kentucky and pick up a Grillo Tractor (similar to a BCS 2-wheeled tractor) with Berta Rotary Plow attachment….yes, we might be crazy….big kudos to spinkbickle for tirelessly researching the internet, blogs and calling Joel – the man behind Earth Tools and the true […]
this post outlines how we set up rain barrels for collecting rain water off the roof of a garage. water access at the plot has been an issue…. we are definitely not going through the expense to get city water hooked up and we have not cozied up to the neighbors quite enough yet to […]