Archive for March, 2016

Beans and Potatoes

 

Farm Journal – week of

March 27 2016 – April 2 2016

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First Rotation of Beans 33116_fj_beans


 

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Catawba  

We put in seven more rows of onions this week.

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The Center prepared this field, which is next to our patch. We will be using the lower portion of it for our potatoes this year.

Strawberry Fields Forever

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West End Community Market

A LEAP Market

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 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is blooming?

Peas

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 What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – tender mustard, Brassica buds, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby spinach, baby kale, Black kale, Scarlet kale, Swiss Chard,  and collards
  • Root Crops  – green onions, Radishes, baby beets with greens

 

 

 

 

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Getting Political 2

New Commentary

“America is advanced citizenship.”*

 

Finally Catawba

 

Farm Journal – week of

March 20 2016 – March 26 2016

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Third Rotation of Peas 32516_fj_peas


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Catawba

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David checking conditions

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tilling

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laying off rows

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32516_fj_catawba432 lbs. of onions

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While David tilled I planted the top 4 rows, using about 1/4th of the bag . We will plant more this weekend.

West End Community Market

Don’t Forget

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

blueberries

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 What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – tender mustard, red (buds) and Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby spinach, baby kale, Scarlet kale, Swiss Chard,  and collards
  • Root Crops  – green onions, Radishes and baby beets with greens

 

 

 

Read about burassica buds.

 /https://lopezislandkitchengardens.wordpress.com/tag/brassica-flower-buds/

 

 

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Check List

 

Farm Journal – week of

March 13 2016 – March 19 2016

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Weed strawberry patch 
Change pathway through herb garden 
Start beans 
Start more peppers 
Hoe, hoe, hoe 
Transplant tomato seedlings into pots 

 

 

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Coming Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

A LEAP Market

Don’t Forget

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is blooming?

Asian Plum

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 What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – tender mustard, red and Ruby Streaks Mizuna, Mizuna buds, baby spinach, baby kale, Black kale, Swiss Chard,  and collards
  • Root Crops  – green onions, French Breakfast Radish, baby beets with greens

 

 

 

 

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A Long Wait

 

Farm Journal – week of

March 6 2016 – March 12 2016

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31116_fj_greenhouse2After David waited 90 days to get a biopsy on a mass that was discovered on Dec 10 2015, a CT guided biopsy was finally preformed on Wednesday. Before I left the procedure room I specifically ask how long it would take. The Doctor said twenty minutes in and five minutes to get a good sample. Based on this information I estimated a wait of forty-five minutes. From the time I left the procedure room until David was wheeled backed to his room, three hours had elapsed. One and a half hours into my wait I checked to make sure that David was still in the procedure room.  Two hours into my wait I started to think that a major problem had developed and a half hour later I thought they had killed him. The procedure proved to be far more difficult than anticipated. When they were preparing David to take back to his room he asked how long he had been there. When they informed him he replied “My wife probable thinks that you have killed me”. How well he knows me.

On Thursday, taking it easy, David started planting his onions into the greenhouse growing beds. On Friday he finished planting them and then began tilling plots for our spring crops. You can’t keep the old boy down.

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My tomato plants are starting to take over the shelves in the greenhouse. 

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 Catawba

Coming Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

Don’t Forget

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Green Onions

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Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – tender mustard, red and Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby spinach, baby kale, Black kale, Swiss Chard and collards
  • Root Crops  – green onions

 

 

 

 

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