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Sunn Hemp in Bloom!

Our sunn hemp is in bloom! Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea) is a tall and thick cover crop that is ideal for fixing nitrogen and also does well at shading out competing weeds. It’s already over 6 feet tall and growing … Continue reading

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Propagating Blueberry Plants

Yesterday, we took cuttings from three different varieties of blueberries on the farm to propagate them by snipping off a bit of recent green growth. Most plants have the ability to produce new cloned plants from the parent in their … Continue reading

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Okra in Bloom

Okra blooms have always been one of my favorites. Getting the chance to grow food is awesome, but it’s neat to see our food coming from such a beautiful beginning!

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Digging Potatoes

This week, we finally had a stretch of dry enough weather to dig up the potatoes in the lower field. The yield wasn’t as great as we’d hoped for all varieties, but it was definitely a great learning experience on … Continue reading

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Mowing Cover Crops in the Upper Fields

On Monday this week, some of the interns got some tractor time mowing cover crops like buckwheat in some of the upper fields. Cover crops play an important role in organic gardening, acting as green manure for the fields and … Continue reading

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How Fast Things Grow!

I had to be out of town last week for travel to a conference. When I came back, the tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini in the high tunnel had nearly doubled in size. What a difference a week makes, especially … Continue reading

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Getting the Compost Sifter Up and Running

This week, we started looking for parts in order to get the compost sifter up and running again. It needs a new belt (one that actually fits!) and some larger wheels so it’s easier to wheel it around the farm. … Continue reading

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