Category Archives: Field Notes

One dollar, Will You Give Me 2?

Back in October, we had harvested several bushel of organic fingerling potatoes. We had more than we could reasonability expect to sell at the local markets. What did we do with the surplus? We decided to look for a produce auction.  However in … Continue reading

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Organic Bumper Crop

We had an unusually productive Russian Banana fingerling potato harvest. One could say, it’s a bumper crop.  One 300 feet rows gave us 20 x 1/2 bushel bags. Best we can figure, it’s about a 17 times yield.  All we can … Continue reading

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From Field to Drying Rack

If somebody tells you, you put too much garlic in your food. Get rid of them you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. Yes indeed, we kicked off the garlic harvest.  This garlic harvest is our farm’s original garlic … Continue reading

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Green Spring Garlic

We started the green spring garlic harvest. We have about 3 bushel to harvest, this first pick is for the farmers market today. Green spring garlic is harvested this time of year when the growing garlic is at the baby … Continue reading

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How To Graft

Apple grafting requires knowledge, skill and patience. And like all worthwhile skills, it’s best to do some study. Any special techniques that you can learn from an expert helps.  And that sums up the study guide for the apple grafting … Continue reading

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Jars of Tools

Can you identify these seeds? They are some of our favorite cover crops. Here’s a hint list. Can you match the seed with the picture above? Buckwheat Daikon Radish Crimson Clover Hard Red Spring Wheat Why use cover crops? Here … Continue reading

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A Winter Hardy Hello

The fall-planted garlic just needed a few seasonally warm days to get growing. Any green on the brown landscape is a welcome sight. We’ll try to get it to flower and produce some seeds this year. How does one get garlic … Continue reading

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