Not us!

There was an opinion piece in the New York Times this week entitled Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers that I’m sure you have all seen. If it hasn’t been shared with you dozens of times via Facebook, twitter and email, it must be that you are… Continue reading

Coneheads

This is our first year growing Caraflex, or conehead as I call them, cabbages. They are a smaller cabbage than the Farao we usually grow and are supposed to be sweet and mild – perfect for summer. All the seed catalogues agree that this cabbage has good wrapper leaves for insect… Continue reading

Snow Peas

This heat might spell the end for the snow peas, so if you had a recipe you were thinking of making, but hadn’t got around to yet, these might just be the peas to use. Last night’s rain has smooshed a lot of the blossoms on the peas – on… Continue reading

How Time Flies!

The little boy in this picture, so eagerly helping build the compost heaps on a beautiful sunny day in January turns 21 tomorrow! You may recognize him (probably not, but try imagining that sweet little boy with a mohawk) as your delivery boy for many years. He delivered with me… Continue reading

Archaeological Finds

On occasion we unearth more than vegetables when we plow the field, but these items were all found deep in the herb garden. The large picture is of a reasonably heavy pulley, but the other two are my main fascination. A cobbler’s last and lasting stand. The lasting stand was… Continue reading

Spring 2014 Planting List

Our planting list for Spring 2014 is: arugula, beets, butternut squash, cabbage (red and green), carrots, slicing cucumbers, d’avignon radishes, daikon, eggplant (Asian and Italian), Florence fennel, French sorrel, garlic, green beans, green meat radish, green onions, hon tsai tai, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce (various types), mesclun mix, mizuna, napa cabbage,… Continue reading