Sunday, July 17, 2016

Expected vegetables, Choose 7
new potatoes
maybe green beans
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
green onions
basil
broccoli? (if there are any side shoots that the groundhogs don't devour)
cabbage
garlic
zucchini/squash
carrots
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
radishes
lettuce? (if there are any that have not yet bolted)
lettuce mix
kale
chard
scallions
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
flour
black beans

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Groundhogs, rabbits and drought.
Well the three of these have conspired to make these two farmers pretty grumpy lately. The drought has been the worst by decreasing our yields and giving us more work by having to water and irrigate all the time. Irrigating keeps the plants alive, but they really aren't thriving without rain and with the hot weather. But the rabbits ate all of our eggplant plants this Spring and then groundhogs ate all of our broccoli!!!! Too late, but the dogs have recently dispatched with two groundhogs.

Expected vegetables, Choose 7
new potatoes
a few tomatoes
broccoli
cabbage
garlic scapes
zucchini/squash
carrots
cilantro
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
radishes
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
kale
chard
scallions
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
flour
black beans

Sunday, July 3, 2016


 


 Husk cherries ripening



 Winter squashes - gonna be no weeds here this year!

Rain??? Please!!?? Our irrigation pond is starting to look really sad and the green heron that calls it home is getting worried that we will completely drain it.

Expected vegetables, Choose 7
broccoli
cabbage
garlic scapes
zucchini/squash
baby carrots
romanesca caulifower
green beans
cilantro
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
radishes
white salad turnips
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spinach
kale
chard
scallions
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
flour
black beans

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Expected vegetables for this week - choose 6:
zucchini
baby carrots
romanesca caulifower
green beans
cilantro
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
radishes
white salad turnips
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spinach
kale
chard
scallions
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
flour
black beans

Sunday, June 19, 2016

 A toad hiding in the dirt.
There are several different researchers doing studies at our farm this year. This one involves aphids on potatoes and the thing in the picture is an insect trap. This is a picture of a bed of potatoes before they sprouted. The one green plant behind the trap is tobacco. The researchers planted them among the potatoes as part of their study. We also have studies involving the Swede midge, tomato pests and diseases and the Colorado potato beetle.
Still no rain so we have the irrigation running every morning and every evening.

Expected vegetables for this week - choose 6:
baby carrots
romanesca caulifower
green beans
cilantro
beets or beet greens
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
radishes
white salad turnips
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spinach
kale
chard
scallions
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
potatoes
eggs (counts as 2 items)
flour
black beans

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Well no rain today so that means we need to stop procrastinating and put together our irrigation tomorrow.
Expected vegetables for this week - choose 5:
cilantro
beet greens
pea shoots
radishes
white salad turnips
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spicy mix
baby kale
spinach
kale
collards
chard
scallions
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
potatoes
other available items: vegetable plants, eggs (1 dozen counts as two items), local organic flour and dry black beans,

Sunday, June 5, 2016




 Tilling in some cover crop seeds before it rains. We trying a new cover crop here - something called Sunn hemp (not hemp at all, just misnamed). It is actually a fast growing legume!

 Beans on the left, two beds of tomatoes and tiny pepper plants on the right. They are growing fast in this heat!

CSA starts this week - pick up Grove Park, Monday 3-6 PM, Corning Farmers' Market, Thursday 10AM-3PM, Friday on farm, Noon-Dark.
Expected vegetables for this week - choose 5:
cilantro
beet greens
pea shoots
radishes
white salad turnips
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spicy mix
baby kale
spinach
kale
collards
chard
scallions
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
potatoes
other available items: vegetable plants, eggs (1 dozen counts as two items), local organic flour and dry black beans,