Tag Archives: kale

Harvest Saturday

Four of six garden plots have been planted and are doing well. Weeds are also doing well. I’m waiting for a break in the weather to coincide with my work schedule to finish the planting and mulching. This annual conflict … Continue reading

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First Share

After work at the home, farm and auto supply store I drove to the farm and picked up the first spring share. In it were spinach, baby kale, Bok Choy, Choi Sum, broccoli raab, rhubarb, oregano and garlic chives. Already … Continue reading

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Season’s New Hope

My first work day at Local Harvest CSA, was spent organizing for the season and soil blocking for the first seedlings. I made two trays for myself as part of the barter deal with the farmer. In one I seeded … Continue reading

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Erasing the White Board

Snow fell in darkness leaving a thin blanket of white. The pin oak tree began shedding last year’s foliage indicating warm weather activated new leaf buds and pushed out the old. Seems weird to rake leaves in February. More to … Continue reading

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High Summer Harvest

Photographs of kale can only be interesting for so long. The leafy green and purple leaves are producing in abundance — so much so I pick only what is needed, removing imperfect leaves from the plants to the compost heap. … Continue reading

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Kale in Sunlight

Yesterday was a spring day as good as it gets. I took advantage of it and worked outside. The kale seedlings have been slow-developing, so I put them in direct sunlight. The day’s growth was noticeable. I transplanted the scarlet … Continue reading

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Stand In The Kitchen

The word “cooking” was on the calendar this afternoon. I went into the kitchen at the appointed time and stood there. After a while I turned the radio to National Public Radio news, and stood there. I stood there and … Continue reading

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