Checking for leaks

Checking for leaks

Jack checks for leaks in the freshly installed drip line.  This one had been a blowout, but he expertly sliced out the gouge and installed a connector.  Now the bed will get its water.

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Garlic in May

Garlic in May

Here in Zone 3 we’re satisfied if our garlic gets looking like this.  It’s always a hairball if it freezes in early June, but garlic is pretty tough and so far those June freezes have left it alone.  This is a great crop to experiment with, and lots of fun to grow.  Late June and early July is the perfect time to harvest scapes for stir fry, so if you’d like some, let us...

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Rolling Along

Rolling Along

We rolled along nicely early on, getting the beds shaped early, and covering up the young starts.  In this photo, Cody is eyeballing the plastic as it rolls out, making certain it is even on both sides.

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Potatoes

Potatoes

It was pretty wet on the lower half of the field, but we got the potatoes planted after battling Mother Nature for two weeks.  The plants are healthy, and for the most part we’re satisfied. We hope to start harvesting near the end of July.

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Tomato Starts

Tomato Starts

Raised beds.  Red mulch.  A little sunshine.  That was the recipe for getting things rolling in May this year in the tomato patch.  Careful research and selection of the right varieties makes  the chances much better for a good crop.  So far they are rolling along very nicely, and as of mid June, full of...

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The Raspberry Boys

The Raspberry Boys

It was cold, it was wet, but the crew hammered it out.  1,000 raspberry plants, certainly not massive by many standards, but enough for us.  The canes rooted very nicely, and are starting to leaf out.  They are very winter hardy varieties, known for excellent flavor.

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