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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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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