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April Garden Update: A Sizzling Spring

April Garden Update: A Sizzling Spring

The weather so far this year has been gorgeous. Although brisk in January and February, daytime temperatures have been quite warm for a number of weeks now, and we’ve had so little rain since January 1st (our driest start to the year on record), that winter is...
Seeds 2013: Something Old, Something New

Seeds 2013: Something Old, Something New

Although we’re only a few weeks into winter, seed starting has already begun here on the farm.  Our long, mild, growing season doesn’t give us a lot of time off. Last year we were distracted through most of winter, and early spring, with bringing our first...
The November Garden: Kitchen Garden

The November Garden: Kitchen Garden

This week began with afternoon temperatures soaring into the mid-80’s. It felt more like June than November. However, we knew that by week’s end the weather was forecast to change to a more cool fall-like weather pattern, so this week we decided it was...
Tomato Harvest 2012

Tomato Harvest 2012

Last year, after two cold summers in a row, and our worst tomato harvest ever, we were tempted to throw up our hands, and admit defeat. Out of sheer desperation this spring we decided that rather than give up on growing our favorite heirloom varieties, we’d try...
The October Garden

The October Garden

Except for a couple of unseasonably warm days last week, there’s no question fall has arrived. The mornings are crisp and clear, and as the sun tracks lower in the sky, the sunlight has a warmer glow than the harsh overhead sun in mid-summer. Native Garden...
The Kitchen Garden: A Plethora of Purple

The Kitchen Garden: A Plethora of Purple

In the kitchen garden this morning it was clear that we had a prominent color theme emerging in the harvest baskets. Purple…a plethora of purple! Until now, we hadn’t really paid all that much attention to how many different purple varieties of vegetables...