Sunday, June 18, 2017

 Liz casts a long shadow on our baby lettuces
 Garlic scape season is here!
Field peas in our cover crop. We are not sure why field peas grow very well for us but not any of the peas that are tasty to humans.

3rd week of CSA expected vegetables (Small share choose 6, large share choose 8):
Green beans (limited supply)
Chard (limited supply)
Cucumbers (limited supply)
Garlic scapes
Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Beets
Cabbage
Broccoli (maybe...)
Spinach
Lettuce mix
Scallions
Radishes
Salad turnips
Kale
Potatoes
Daikon radishes
Flour

Sunday, June 11, 2017

 Goat kids at Muddy Fingers. Too cute!
 Pretty bean blossoms
 Garter snake hanging out in the beans
Zucchinis-to-be

2nd week of CSA expected vegetables (Small share choose 5, large share choose 7):
Spinach
Lettuce mix
Scallions
Radishes
Salad turnips
Kale
Cilantro
Eggs (count as 2 items)
Potatoes
Daikon radishes
Flour
Vegetable transplants

Sunday, June 4, 2017

 Baby carrots
 Rye and vetch cover crop ready to be mowed this week
 4 clean beds with no weeds after having the tarp removed
 True red cranberry pole beans being grown as a seed crop to be sold to Fedco Seeds in Maine
Our preferred implements of (weed) destruction. The Cobrahead (left) for narrow parts between rows and the Hooke n Crooke (right) for wider weed annihilation.

First week of CSA expected vegetables (Small share choose 5, large share choose 7):
Spinach
Lettuce mix
Spicy mix
Scallions
Radishes
Salad turnips
Kale
Cilantro
Eggs (count as 2 items)
Potatoes
Daikon radishes
Purple top turnips
Flour
Vegetable transplants

Sunday, May 28, 2017

 Paraphernalia for submitting tomato leaf tests. This helps us know which nutrients to amend the soil or plants with to keep them growing well throughout the summer.
 Planting a tropical crop on a not-so-tropical day. This is turmeric which we are growing for the first time.



 Liz planting leeks. She is super-fast.
 Voles or mice destroying our eggplants again this year
Fire and water. Matthew flameweeding a parsnip bed while Liz waters.


Don't forget, the CSA begins next week starting Monday June 5. We will have lots of great spring crops.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

 Ahhh...remember when it was warm and sunny outside?
 Transplanted green beans for an extra early harvest (hopefully)
Weird solanaceas. This is a one of the 3 new-to-us, weird members of the tomato family that we have planted this year.

Well the rain and cold have us at a stand-still right now. We did get quite a bit planted already. We can only hope it doesn't all rot in the field. Not sure what we will have to offer for the CSA come the first week of June since nothing is really growing right now and the forecast doesn't look much better.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

 Chickens in the orchard

Freshly transplanted broccoli. Looks like the humans have outsmarted the dreadful swede midge again!

Big news here at Muddy Fingers - after 15 years of growing without chemical fertilizers and pesticides, we are now actually certified organic.
The CSA still has plenty of shares available.
The weather has been cooperating so we are planting like mad in order to have great vegetables come the first week of June!.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Freshly planted trays of tomatoes, peppers and/or eggplants

Thanks for a great winter market season. I feel the need to apologize again because we still have not mastered the art of having salad greens all winter long. Next year!
We are looking forward to having a couple months off from harvesting and farmers' markets. This gives us a chance to catch our breath and then really focus on planting in April and May so we can be sure to have a great selection of vegetables once June comes. The greenhouse is already busting at the seams with trays of plants that we will be transplanting outside once the weather is warmer and the soil is dry enough.