Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Plantings

snap shot of our behind-the- chicken-coop garden
Arugula, carrots and Swiss chard 
Up close with the chard and carrots
fall crop of radicchio
late planting of sugar snap peas
 From the country...

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder so we have been busy planting and tending to our fall crops. We have been preparing our cold frames and green houses by seeding short season greens (mizuna, choi, arugula, spinach etc) in order to get a late fall crop for market. Extending the season is an important way to keep the cash-a-flowing and I am learning new tricks every year. Like for instance, this will be the first year we have late season peas, green onions and a fall planting of radicchio (I have 100's of heads in...).  My hope is to keep pulling things out of our passive greenhouses/fields/gardens until the winter holidays- this depends on my skills and ultimately the weather.

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