Current images from Foggy Notion Farm, on Instagram.
First lovage sprout! We are replanting perennial culinary herbs at Foggy Notion this season, and of course I'm excited about the weird stuff, but in the background you can see some chives I'm also excited about. See also my previous post about sage cloning. No roots yet on the cuttings; they did dry out once when the power went out, and had icicles on them a few times.
Cloning some herbs
Icy day at the farm tucking things in before the chill tonight and tomorrow. Tunnels and buds are sealed in with snow and ice, so come should be good for a hard freeze.
The madness of agricultural textiles. Our neighbors @wickedtulips gifted us this ginormous crop blanket and we are cutting it up so that we have single pieces to fit in our hightunnels in case it ever gets cold again.
We did our last market until March last weekend. Time to take some much needed time off- but first we need to finish planting this tunnel just in time for the solstice. We are so excited to take a break and plan what’s coming up in 2019!
This ones for my fellow #notill #marketgardeners out there. We have had success with black plastic and occultating the soil for alleviating some weed pressure and preparing beds. BUT but but! So many of our worst weeds do not germinate under black silage tarps, like crab grass and purslane. So I’m finally going to try transparent greenhouse plastic and #solarizing over the winter in our flower garden to compare the results. Never really done this before, but seems like it may help us get stale seed beds@in the spring. If you have any thoughts on the two methods and how they compare let me know!
We had quite a long conversation in this position. Adam just won’t come outside!
Birds in the tunnel and Adam raking some tulip compost.
It’s exciting to imagine that in a couple months this tunnel will be full of herbs, salad and cooking greens. For now we have to settle with the joy of watching weeds germinate in the hot tunnel and then flaming them with the goal of creating stale seed beds.
Seeding some winter greens with our @paperpotco gravity seeder.