Archive for November, 2015

Finally!

 Our computer was down for a day.

Farm Journal – week of

22nd November – 28th November 2015

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Despite the hustle and bustle of harvesting and preparing for Tuesday’s market and Thanksgiving I did manage to plant some seedlings in Tunnel B.

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Stay tuned for Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

It’s that time of year!

Making Wreaths

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What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens –   baby kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks, Scarlet Kale and Japanese Red Mustard
  • Brassica –  Stonehead Cabbage 
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

 

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Berry Good

 

Farm Journal – week of

15th November – 21st November 2015

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This week David finished putting up another trellis for the red rasberries.

 

 

 

 

 

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We finally managed to cover tunnel B. It is fairly barren but these seedlings will fill it up next week.112115_fj_seedlings

112115_fj_tunnel_aThe slugs in tunnel A have been controlled and the seedlings are recovering and putting on growth.

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Tunnel C is ready for our Tuesday market at

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Fox 21 Story – LEAP’s Community Kitchen at West End and David is in the background

http://www.virginiafirst.com/ag-life/ag-life-community-kitchen-to-be-built-in-roanoke

 

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Nothing this week.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Winter Greens

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Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens –   baby kale, black kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks, Japanese Red Mustard, Komatsuna, purple tat soi and mustard greens by the pound
  • Brassica –  Stonehead Cabbage and small amount of purple cauliflower 
  • root crops – White Lady Turnips
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

 

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Handyman, Farmer

 

Farm Journal – week of

8th November – 14 November 2015

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This week David finished the roofing job by putting up the gutter.

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After I pulled up the pepper plants, David tilled and sowed a cover crop of winter rye and crimson clover.

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With a heavy heart because they were still producing, I removed the tomato plants from bed B.

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Handyman David cutting strips for tunnel B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was too wet, this week, to finish sowing our plot.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Scarlet Kale

111015_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – tender mustard, small kale, Red Mizuna, Japanese Red Mustard, collards and Stonehead Cabbage
  • root crops – White Lady Turnips
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

 

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Lucas Came In

 

Farm Journal – week of

1st November – 7th November 2015

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11815_fj_lucasThis week Lucas came in for a visit. Naturally, we put him to work. He loaded, hauled and spread mulch.

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Most of our plot has been covered in rye. This week we weeded  the last two areas that need to be tilled and planted with rye.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Collards

11315_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – tender mustard, baby kale, Red Mizuna, Japanese Red Mustard
  • root crops – White Lady Turnips
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

 

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2 Weeks

 

Farm Journal – weeks of

18th October to 31st October 2015

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C tunnel is full and we will start to harvest from it in about 2 weeks.

 

 

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Tunnel A was covered and planted. Unfortunately the slugs are reaping havoc on all the seedlings. We will have to make a trip up to Seven Springs Farm for some Sluggo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have been stagger planting radish seeds in the greenhouse growing beds.

 

 

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The week of the 18th we went to our plot twice. We pulled weeds, tilled and sowed winter rye.