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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
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
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
Since it was rainy on Tuesday, we seeded 15 different varieties of peppers for a pepper trial. In seeding peppers for research, you have to be careful to make sure the soil is evenly compacted across all the cells and … Continue reading
Interns and volunteers picking spinach yesterday for the markets. Watch out for the spiny amaranth…it’s prickly!