farming

Carrot merit

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Loving this heat-tolerant variety of Danvers 126 from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. These babies went into a batch of primavera along with garlic from our garden…

Herb-an farming

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Fed up with an ugly strip of eroding land in our back yard, last summer I gathered every rock on the property and created…

Garden state

Garden state

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Time for a quick garden update. The Jerusalem artichokes are leafing out nicely, despite getting almost no water in between rainfalls. Their drought-tolerance is…

Shoots as ladders

Shoots as ladders

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Pasaquan is an astounding place of inspiration. Eddie Owens Martin, aka St. EOM, began to cultivate this visionary art site back in the 1950s, and…

Sweetening the pot(ato)

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Ran into my farmer friend Becky while picking up CSA veggies at the market and discovered we share a common sickness. Neither of us can…

Topsy turvy

Topsy turvy

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Last year’s tomatoes were a disaster. I knew they would probably suck because, with only two raised beds in full sun, we couldn’t do…