Work slowed little here on the farm this winter. In early January, Loren and I pored through seed catalogs, decided what varieties we wanted to offer our customers, and plotted out over half an acre of garden beds. Bundles of seed packages began arriving in February, and soon after we planted hundreds of veggie starts in our greenhouse.
Rhubarb is one of those vegetables people have strong opinions about. Vegetable? That’s right, though a popular pie filling in 18th century Europe, rhubarb belongs to the polygonaceae species, commonly known as the buckwheat or knotweed family and is considered a vegetable.
Yup! you guessed it! The older teaching the younger to help themselves to the garden.
Just what is Music garlic? It's a hardneck garlic with tons more flavor than the softneck variety found in grocery stores. The cloves are large and easy to peel, and when cured properly, will store for months without losing aroma or flavor.
This is the beginning of an 8′ tall “kitchen garden” designed to discourage deer from snacking on things that look appetizing.
Part of our “Organic System Plan” required us to identify “pests.” Here you see someone who does not identify with that title but rather views himself as a “helper” during harvest time.