Monthly Archives: August 2013

Autumn…

I picked a third crop of bush beans yesterday – more than I’ve ever had. The yellow wax beans didn’t exactly jump up into the harvest basket. In fact, it was the hardest picking I’ve ever done. Beans wanted to … Continue reading

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The Great Swan River Farm Invitational Tomato Toss

class=”size-full” alt=”The Great Swan River Farm Invitational Tomato Toss” /> It works like this: We gather our children or grandchildren, along with their friends and kids from the neighborhood, parents, uncles, groupies, whatever, and forage into our market gardens to … Continue reading

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Crop report 8/25/13

Tomatoes, broccoli, basil leaves (for tomato juice), celery (tomato juice), a patty pan squash (dinner) and baby onions. “and the world is mine come pickin’ time”

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Freemarket

I decided it was time to share with those who have never tasted fresh organic produce, and don’t get to the market. And I can deliver every day, not just Saturdays. This is at Buckies Biscotti, a lovely sandwich/coffee shop … Continue reading

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Life lesson #112b

When you like to keep the bathroom door open, but the dog likes to go in and make a bed out of the bath rug, try opening the door part way and placing a plastic bowl of water precariously on … Continue reading

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Your own garlic

Homegrown, organic garlic is to commercial-conventional as Chateau Neuf is to Ripple. Order it now, or buy from a farmers’ market. In October (on Cape Cod), separate the cloves and bury each, root end down, maybe two inches deep and … Continue reading

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Ah, seaweed

It’s the gold standard of mulch. Its grit repels crawling uglies such as slugs and cutworms, and it’s an absolute fountain of minerals and other micronutrients. More, it’s free, and an inexhaustible supply arrives on beaches every day with the … Continue reading

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