On the Seed Farm
How we do it
The Spring Rush Continues
We've been in full-fledged spring rush mode: breaking lots of new ground, weeding, shaping beds, amending soil, and, of course, sowing seeds.
Some Seeds Save Themselves
Un-preparing beds for self-sowers.
Little Bok Choys We Hardly Knew Ye
So, what I erroneously dubbed "summer" in my last post was merely a whiff of the incredible and startling heat wave that has descended on the northeast the past four days.
Spring had been plodding along, coolish, slower than usual, and then--with little warning--a solid blast of warmth soars up on southern winds.
The Fickleness of Early Spring
The days are now more light than dark, and the promising green sprouts embolden the winter weary to believe that warmer weather is soon to come.
The Value of Benign Neglect
All young beings benefit from this benign neglect, including vegetable seedlings.
The past few nights have been quite cold for late March, which means seedlings need extra protection to make it through the night alive.(2 comments)
Entering the Seedy Stretch
It's the Ides of March, and with this beautiful sunny weather it's hard to beware much--especially Old Man Winter.
The Roots of March
The thawing soils of March make one of my favorite root vegetables available: parsnips.
The first sowings
Today brought more gray and rainy weather, but inside the hoophouse all was bright as I made the first round of sowings for early, cool-weather-loving green vegetables.