Day lilies Made the Move – Perennial Project Continues

Ken and I tackled moving the perennial flowers from the weedy bed this spring.  First Ken pastured the hens, then we moved flowers, then the pigs dug out the bulk or the weeds.  After moving the pigs, Ken ran the tractor and a cultivator through and we planted green manures.  Right now the buckwheat is taking hold with the other seeds coming up – peas, oats, beans, wheat, and other old seed. The day lilies …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has salad and braising greens, beets, bok choy, green onions, celery, cukes and zucchini, snap peas, and green beans. Field Notes.  The hot weather crops are starting to produce!  People are asking for them, but with the beautiful cool nights we have had they are a bit slower to ripen than most years.  We usually have a couple red tomatoes by July 4th, but they are just …

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Perennial Project

The day lilies are blooming.  Ken, with some help from me, tackled the perennial flower bed that had gone to weeds.  He dug, I split and he planted flowers across the drive in an area he had prepared last year. Then the chickens and pigs were fenced in the former flower garden.  Chickens worked on weed seeds and pigs dug up grass and other noxious weeds Then Ken cultivated and planted green manures.    The …

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