Archive for May, 2007

Welcome to Season 3

Garden Gate

These days are busy at the farm; preparing beds, fixing water lines, pulling weeds and, oh yeah, planting for the summer! We have had a huge amount of interest this year, so we have decided to grow more. That way, we hope to accomodate those of you who want to be part of the farm, but weren’t able to purchase a subscription. More on that as the garden grows.

I took some pics today. It will be fun see the garden grow as I take more pics throughout the season. We have planted lemon and Armenian cucumbers, Chinese yard long beans, potatoes, garlic, onions, arugula, turnips, carrots, beets, tomatoes, basil, and cilantro. This week we will plant more tomatoes, a variety of peppers (hot and sweet), a variety of summer and winter squash and soybeans for edamame.

This is what you see when you enter the gate. The poles to the right will be the trellis for the Chinese yard long beans. Next is the turnip, arugula, cilantro and basil row. The “dirt row” is young tomatoes. Like carrots and beets? Hope so, cuz the next row is full of them. Then potatoes, onions and garlic.

Upper Garden

Red Onions. They look ready. I picked one last week and even though it made me cry when I cut it and it tasted good, these are not ready to be harvested yet.

Red Onions

Carrots and beets. Many people have a dislike for beets, but that’s probably because they never had fresh, home grown beets. They are usually sweet and taste wonderful. If you are on our email list, you will receive some great recipes for beets. One that even includes chocolate! Now you know that’s gotta taste good. 🙂

Carrots and Beets

Basil, cilantro, arugula and turnips. The gold spikey thing is the Molechaser. From the Molechaser website, “A 3-5 second Vibrasonic burst of sound in 20-second intervals permeates the ground for dozens of yards around, irritating the tunneling rodents.” We bought four. Two for the upper garden and two for the lower garden. We did notice a lot of activity when we put them in the ground, which is normal, cuz the little buggers don’t like the noise and are trying to get away. But, we have one gopher, who must be deaf or is being chased by vampires, that insists on pulling the garlic down his hole…like a Bugs Bunny cartoon. I’m not laughing, though. 😦

Molechaser

That’s it for now, thanks for visiting.

Heart in gate