Lettuce Saga this Season

Most years we have lettuce available in plentiful quantities from April through October or Thanksgiving.  This year has been different.           Ken has planted lettuce as he usually does – each week or ten days.  There have been several mishaps this year.            The deer got past Oscar one night and ate the hearts out of most of one crop.  Another bolted and melted down in the …

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Harvesting Garlic and Potato Onions

Ken harvested the garlic and potato onions around the rain – he lets them dry in the field for a day or two and then loads them and brings them to the racks.      Potato onions are an interesting onion that is planted from the onions themselves rather than seed,  As they grow they form clumps.  Potato onions are larger than shallots and taste halfway between onions and shallots.  They are our best keepers …

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Buddha in the Buckwheat – Green Manures Take off in Perennial Project

As part of the perennial project Ken prepared the soil to plant green manures           We planted several seeds – wheat, oats, beans, peas, flowers, and buckwheat.              The buckwheat really came up quickly and is nearly ready to bloom

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