These are my other two favourite garlic books. These are my other two favourite garlic books. Growing Great Garlic (by Ron Engeland) was my constant companion in my early garlic years. This book would be spread open on the straw mulch as I compared the scape size and colour with the descriptions in the book. … More My Two Other Favourite Garlic Books
There’s a sweet spot to harvest seed between tea-perfect chamomile and shattered seed all over the ground. That sweet spot is a lot greener than you might imagine. I grab my trusty Korean hand sickle and chop the plants a few inches above the soil surface. I toss the plants all in the same direction … More That sweet chamomile seed spot
It’s good to have a few good books lying around at all times These days, The Garlic Papers is sitting on my kitchen counter. That way I can steal a few pages here and there throughout the day. This book arrived in the mail a few days ago. My buddy JC had seen it and … More Don’t you love to drown in a good garlic book?
Can you imagine managing a farm with 6 other farmers? Do you think it is possible to keep a farm running with so many decision makers? Whenever I explain that our farm is a worker co-operative. Folks respond by saying that sounds like a lot of meetings. And it is a lot of meetings, but … More Can you imagine managing a farm with 6 other farmers?
We ran out of time to build caterpillar tunnels in Novemeber.
So we built mini tunnels to overwinter crops instead! … More Mini Tunnels To Get Seed Crops Through The Winter
Hey Kids, do you have any arugula that looks like this at home?
Did you know that if you just leave it there, all those flowers will turn into seeds pods?
… More What to do when your arugula look like this!
This week I’ve been walking the Rainbow Tatsoi to select what plants we’ll be letting go to seed. Overall, things are getting very stable. Some solid dark leaves with a lot of purple stems. Some diversity in savoy texture. Very similar growing habit. But then I come upon this. I haven’t seen an individual this … More Genetic memory or chance encounter?
It’s time to jump back into your favourite Podcatcher and download episode #61 of my Digital Farmer! Last week, I was a guest on the podcast. Corinna Bench and I talked about running a CSA vegetable basket program and running a seed company. And we talk about the differences between selling vegetables and seeds. The conversation … More Talking Seeds and CSA and entrepreneurship with Corinna Bench
Things are. a bit slow these days on regular weekly farmer spreadsheet tips. But I have put together this spreadsheet recipe for you, I’m sure it will be very helpful. Ingredients: 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup water 2 cups spreadsheet Directions: Bring water and sugar to a boil. Then add spreadsheet. Make sure cells are … More Quick Spreadsheet Sauce