Archive for December, 2015

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s growing?

Scarlet Kale

122815_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Swiss chard, mustard, Japanese Red mustard, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale, baby spinach
  • Brassica – a small amount of Chinese Kale and Broccoli also a few heads of red cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

To welcome the New Year – collards and dried Black-eyed peas 

 

 

 

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The Day After

 

Farm Journal – week of

20th December – 26th December 2015

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The damp weather has increased the slug populations in the tunnels. I weeded tunnel C today in an effort to remove any hiding places.

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Catawba

Coming Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s growing?

Chinese Kale

122215_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – mustard, Japanese Red mustard,  Scarlet kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale, baby spinach
  • Brassica – Last of the Stonehead cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

 

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A Little Head

Good for what ails you

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Healing Cabbage Soup

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/82923/healing-cabbage-soup/

Substitute a little head for half a head.

Little heads of Stonehead cabbage will be available at West End Community Market

 Tuesday 3 pm until 6 pm.

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s growing?

Three headed cabbage plant – center of plant was injured by hail

121415_fj_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Swiss Chard, mustard, Japanese Red mustard,  Black kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale
  • Brassica –  Stonehead cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

 

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Preparing for Winter

 

Farm Journal – week of

6th December – 12th December 2015

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This week David has donned his handyman cap. Because the weather has been so mild and we can open the windows; David has been painting inside. He also worked on the wood burning stove, in the garden shed, and its chimney pipe.

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Normally, at this time of year, our greenhouse is teaming with life. However, because of a major aphid infestation, all of the radishes that I had cultivated in the growing beds and most of the hot pepper plants that I was over wintering on the shelves had to be removed. I still have a few chard, cardoon(this is their second winter) and three hot pepper plants (I have had these for several years). If I can not control the aphids on these plants they will have to go as well. We need a clean house for germinating and growing our Spring and Summer crops.121215_fj_greenhouse

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root balls of the hot pepper plants – after the dirt is knocked off and add to the former cabbage bed these plants will be put into the compost pile.

 

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Catawba

Coming Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s up?

David preparing White Lady turnips for market

12715_market_turnip What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Swiss Chard, mustard, Japanese Red mustard,  Scarlet kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale and small amount of baby spinach
  • Brassica –  Stonehead cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

 

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Preparing for Spring

 

Farm Journal – week of

29th November – 5th December 2015

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David ordered his onion seeds this week. We are expecting their arrival next week at which time David will start to germinate them. He is also going to try fava beans again this year.

12515_fj_main5 December – Another frosty morning that has turned into a warm day. So far this fall has been so mild that we are still finding ripe strawberries, a little bit hard but eatable.

12515_fj_greenhouseCape Gooseberry, a volunteer tomato plant and Nasturtiums growing in our, as yet, unheated greenhouse.

After two days of downpours we realized that, because of our new roof and efficient gutter and downspout systems, the rain runoff needed to be directed away from the house.

Eventually, I want a rain barrel to catch the water from this spout and direct it into the greenhouse.

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Catawba

Coming Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Purple Cauliflower

113015_market2 What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – mustard, Japanese Red mustard, Black kale, Scarlet kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, and baby kale
  • Brassica –  Stonehead cabbage and purple cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

Also Available

This will be our 5th Christmas Season that we are offering  homegrown handmade Holiday Wreaths.

 

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