My Ambivalent Relationship with Strawberries

I love strawberries.  We grow strawberries, but are limited by several factors such as time and space requirements, my physical condition, price, and uncertainty of production.  What do I mean? Strawberries take space that could grow crops with significantly more production and less labor.  Ken plants them, weeds strawberries several times, composts, pulls out some of the runner plants, transplants, and maintains the crop over multiple seasons.   Imagine transplanting cabbage or broccoli, weeding once and …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lettuce, spinach, salad greens, braising greens, radishes, green onions, asparagus, and herbs Field Notes. Since we have had drier weather, Ken has been busier than ever!  Many things are behind the usual planting schedule.  He has been planting and transplanting: onions in the garden, greens in the garden and by the mobile tunnel, sweet potatoes in the field, replanting washed out carrot seed, watching the beans …

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Irrigating Greenhouse

The mobile high tunnel is now over the heat loving summer crops.  And even though we have gotten lots of rain recently, very little of it goes into the greenhouse – even when Ken opens it up all the way.  So, Ken irrigates the plants.  He moves hoses and uses an irrigation pump to get water from the irrigation pond to the plants   Then the water moves from his trenches between the plants to …

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