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Still blooming

Nov 4th, 2009 | By
Still blooming

Autumn has been kind to the flowers this year. The two light frosts thus far have barely nipped the tender plants in more exposed areas. Most of the farm is protected by sheltering belts of trees that ease the sharp bite of the wind. Rock outcrops gather heat from the day’s sunshine and the tender plants nearby benefit from these warmer pockets as the heat radiates back into the air at night.

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Of seeds and dreams

Jan 6th, 2009 | By
Of seeds and dreams

It’s the time of year when all things seem possible.  I dream of verdant growth, record harvests, perfect blossoms, and fruit unmarked by insect damage
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Late frost

Apr 14th, 2008 | By

Last night we had a hard frost, and it nipped a few tender plants and blossoms. As the sun eased over the horizon, I trudged
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Greenhouse flowers

Apr 4th, 2008 | By

This winter’s tatsoi (mustard greens) crop is in full bloom in the greenhouse. The leaves are no longer yummy, but I’ve left the plants to
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Collards in bloom

Apr 3rd, 2008 | By

Champion collards, planted in the greenhouse September, 2007. Collards, like most brassicas, are biennial – that is, they go to seed their second year. Collards
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Daffodil time

Mar 14th, 2008 | By

Years ago, I had two little snowdrop plants by my front steps. Those were my early harbingers of spring. The first appearance of the snowdrop
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Not quite daffodil time

Mar 3rd, 2008 | By

They grew a couple inches taller this weekend when the afternoon temperatures swelled to the upper 70s (Fahrenheit). They’ll get nipped with cold tonight if
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Fresh mustard

Feb 27th, 2008 | By

I’ve never cared much for mustard greens. The canned variety just tastes nasty, I think. The fresh ones gathered in the pasture when I was
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World’s best carrots

Feb 26th, 2008 | By

It’s true. The best carrots ever come from the winter garden in my greenhouse. Trust me. I just picked one. I’m eating it right now.
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Winter again

Jan 7th, 2008 | By

January 3 overnight low – 14 degrees. January 5 high – 71 degrees January 6 high – 73 degrees January 7 high – 71 degrees
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