Category Archives: Planting & Transplanting

CSA Newsletter: Week 5, 2013

Dear CSA members, I began last week’s newsletter with the comment that summer had arrived, but this Monday morning it feels like it’s gone away again! Diane and I had to put on our long sleeves when we went out … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 4, 2013

All of a sudden it’s summer! We’re making slow but steady progress on our planting—all of our tomato transplants are finally in and we’re working on getting winter squashes such as Sweet Dumpling, Delicata, and Butternut in the ground. I … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 2, 2013

Dear CSA members, Good planting weather has arrived at last! We’ve been taking advantage of the sunshine and dry weather to tuck the seedlings that filled our hoophouse last weekend into the ground, working up until dusk and sometimes beyond. … Continue reading

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Let the 2012 Harvest Begin

I surveyed the harvest table with relief. Pink and red radishes, rinsed of the dirt they’d been pulled from minutes before, rested next to white-bulbed Hakurei turnips, their leafy tops still dewy-wet. Tubs of mixed salad greens, spinach, and red … Continue reading

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Squash Season

Autumn Day  Lord: it is time. The summer was immense. Lay your shadow on the sundials and let loose the wind in the fields. Bid the last fruits to be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them … Continue reading

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Planting Joy

I mentioned to a friend recently that I’ve been working hard at our spring (now summer!) planting these past couple of weeks. In his reply he questioned the necessity for such hard work. I’ve been thinking about it since. It’s true that this past … Continue reading

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Still dodging raindrops

The air is cool and gentle this evening, a relief after the bluster of this afternoon’s winds and the intensity of last night’s thunderstorm. The rains are still slowing our planting progress, but given the recent extreme weather in other … Continue reading

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Well hello there, Mr. Sun!

“I think I’m sun-burning myself,” I say to Diane. She’s bent over the spinach bed, shaking small tan seeds into a shallow furrow. The warm sun and cool wind on my bare arms feels delicious, but I reach for the … Continue reading

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