Melons!
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by Mike (tfb)
1w ago
You will be cantaloupe! A ways to go and just getting started. You might not think it, but there’s nothing like slicing into a sun-warmed melon in the middle of the field on a scorching hot day. That’s the thought … Source ..read more
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Zucchini…
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by Mike (tfb)
1w ago
Always reliable, and still a pleasure, with a sense of wonder and a little relief, to see the first zucchini of the year appear. Weird? Maybe. You’d think after growing veggies season after season, at some point, one would get … Source ..read more
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Wheel hoe vs weeds
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by Mike (tfb)
2w ago
A tool in its element! Wheel hoes are great, and this particular one* is fantastic. Unchecked, you can see what weeds get up to given a week or two. This stretch of dirt was protected under the edge of the … Source ..read more
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Potato spotting
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by Mike (tfb)
2w ago
When you’ve spent some time intently and somewhat anxiously looking for seeded veggies to poke up from underground, after a while, you get pretty good at spotting new crops just as they emerge. Even when there are all sorts of … Source ..read more
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Squash to the field
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by Mike (tfb)
2w ago
Transplanted butternut squash seem to be doing fine in the great outdoors. The row cover will protect them from the fairly cucumber beetles, until they’re big enough not to be bothered. The beetles eat the plants and can also pass … Source ..read more
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Spinach taking shape
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by Mike (tfb)
3w ago
A perfectly germinated tiny section of a tiny row. Eleven days after our last look at the spinach, it’s definitely made some progress. It already looks good enough to eat!… Source ..read more
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Onion seed, dead and alive
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by Mike (tfb)
3w ago
Mixing a small batch of green onion seed, half fresh from this year, half from years ago and no longer viable. Why? The mix of dead and alive seed makes it easy to spread quickly, getting good coverage and not … Source ..read more
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Seeding potatoes
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by Mike (tfb)
3w ago
Place seed potatoes in a hand-dug trench at about 12″ spacing. Cover with a couple of inches of soil. Wait for stems to grow a few inches. Start hilling: pile on soil to bury the stems so there’s more underground … Source ..read more
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Thin white lines
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by Mike (tfb)
1M ago
Two lines of electric fence rope, one for deer, one for groundhogs, running through the so-very-healthy grass, perfectly illustrates the nature of the war on weeds. Maybe I should use less militaristic terms, but that’s what comes naturally—guess it’s my … Source ..read more
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Zukes in the field
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by Mike (tfb)
1M ago
Zucchini, transplanted into the field a couple of weeks ago, don’t seem to be doing much so far. Don’t be fooled! Once they get settled—I imagine a lot of root action, spreading wide and down—they will explode. Pop! They’ve been … Source ..read more
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