Monday, March 3, 2014

Farm School Winter Series Week Eight


It was a beautiful day to be at 
Farm School.
Winter's winding down and the spring garden is rarin' to go.







The beets, kale and Swiss chard have enjoyed the cooler temperatures.








The bell peppers are slow growing,
but will surely be worth the wait.




Broccoli tips are tender and flavorful.




The Brussels sprouts are such a hoot!




This is Red Annapolis lettuce.
It's a type of Romaine that Lynn is growing with great success.




Altogether, 5 different varieties of lettuce are grown at the farm.







Okra is getting an early start.
This summer staple will thrive as temperatures climb.




Did you bring the dressing?
Slurp...




The scallions we sowed last weekend are already coming up.
Lynn is impressed with the amazingly strong life force 
that makes these onions shoot out of the pot.




We made lots of soil today,
so that new crops can be started during the week.



Back in Tomato Town, we saw goodies emerging on robust plants.




The Celebrity tomatoes needed to be caged.
No worries, the garden fairies are here to help!






Lynn uses collapsible cages for his crops
and it sure makes it easier to get the job done.
The cage is slipped over the plant,
being careful to tuck each limb over the wire bars.
It usually takes the three of us to do the job sufficiently.




They are all looking mighty fine
and have ample room to grow now that they are fully supported.
These maters are lip-smackin' good!




arugula gone to seed



It's been almost a year since we started 
Farm School.
It sure went by in a hurry.
Gratitude fills my heart
as I think about how much more confident
I feel as a gardener.
Thanks to two lovely people 
who nurtured me
and provided me with a way to
become more of who I am meant to be.
Thanking my lucky stars every single day.

The fun at Farm School started here.



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