We are now starting to call our operation a micro farm after reading this term in a great new book: The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming by Jean-Martin Fortier. This is a must-read for any new farmer just starting out (and even for those with some experience under their belts will probably […]
Things have been cranking away at the tiny plot on Lark Street. We have grown some of the most amazing spinach this spring. Unfortunately, the stretches of heat have caused a bunch of our greens to bolt prematurely. Beet transplants are looking good for opening market day in late June. Bees have been safely placed […]
It is St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the weather has been unseasonably warm for about 2 straight weeks. By warm, I mean in the 60’s and 70’s and sunny with some morning and evening rains. The mild winter and warm sunny days have allowed the overwintered crops (spinach, kale, green onions) to thrive and the […]
The other day I said to Spink, “You know, we could just stop planting.” We considered that for about a day, then today, we were out there prepping 4 more beds for planting greens. Maybe it’s the cool weather that’s encouraging us (it’s good for greens, which are also short cycle crops and should make […]
Check out how things are growing at the farm! Since the beginning of April, we have managed to get 15 beds (30′ x 25″) prepped, composted, tilled and seeded. In addition, we’ve put in a few additional beds of potatoes and onions. Things are growing nicely so far.