Tag Archives: Planting Records

Too Much Spring Rain

On a glorious spring Monday I began spading the next garden plot. The soil was too wet to work so I stopped after four feet. Excessive spring rain not only affects gardeners, farmers are feeling it too. Vegetable growers were … Continue reading

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Cukes, Zukes and Yellow Squash

When I returned from the farm Sunday afternoon I transplanted a dozen broccoli plants in the garden. Reserving a couple to replace failures, I gave the rest to my neighbor. Continuing the minimal tilling experiment, I placed broccoli seedlings in … Continue reading

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Easter in the Germination Shed

Seven of us worked in the germination shed at Sundog Farm on Easter morning. The farmers were preparing dinner for their extended family. I brought them two quarts of home made vegetable soup for lunch in case they hadn’t thought … Continue reading

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Kale Planting

Temperatures were ideal for yard work so I prepared the bed for kale. It is important to get kale right because once established, it will produce leaves until November. Sometimes it even over-winters. It is worth the time to measure … Continue reading

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Planting Radishes

Good Friday has been the traditional time to plant potatoes. With weird weather, tradition has been discarded. Instead, under a clear sky and cool spring temperatures, I re-stacked the burn pile, lit it, cleaned up around the second garden plot … Continue reading

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First Seedlings from the Greenhouse

Sunday I brought home the kale seedlings I planted March 10 from the farm. They are ready to go into the ground as soon as the soil is prepped, maybe this week. Five weeks from seed to seedling. In the … Continue reading

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Burn Pile

I lit the burn pile with two matches and a pile of scrap paper but the long branches didn’t all burn. In fact, most of them didn’t, except in the middle where fire took hold for a while then died … Continue reading

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