Posts Tagged ‘grow’

Generosity Fuels The Farm

As the fall arrives, we are filled with thanks for all of the help we receive via the hands of volunteers and donations from foundations or individuals to make the farm a warm, inviting, productive, and restorative space. This a wonderful time of the year at the farm, as we harvest a wide variety of ...

Simplicity of Summery Spring

  Seedlings start small, but it doesn’t take long before they start to drink in the light, nutrients and water that allow them to take root and grow. Some days we focus so much on the tasks at hand – a common occurrence in most any walk of life – and fail to really see ...

Season 2012 Begins – Time to Start Planting!

The 2012 growing season has begun! On February 24, Brian and Sean joined me in the basement of the Sem to plant our first seeds, which included 4 varieties of onions (Alisa Craig, Candy, Cortland and White Pearl Drop) and Snapdragons.  These two were quick studies, and with ease they prepped trays and set to ...

Tomatoes: The Perfect (Summer) Gift!

Tomatoes are the perfect gift. Some of them “come in small packages”…     … and other, larger varieties, sweetly satisfy the saying that “Good things come to those who wait!”     We have three sweet, delicious varieties of cherry tomatoes – Sun Gold, Be My Baby, and Red Pearl – that we are currently ...

Harvesting and Planting Together

  It’s the time of year when we start to harvest more varieties of veggies, like beets, and start to see the signs of other bounty to come.   On Friday, June 10, Brian and I started the day by harvesting over 40 pounds of Early Wonder red beets…   …Lacinato Kale, Red Russian Kale, ...

Witnessing Spring

To be a farmer in the spring is to be presented with an endless list of projects and the opportunity to witness countless  moments of beauty.     Passing thundershowers duel with gusty breezes and warm sun rays. The seedlings respond to all of these cues and grow.     Sun rays warm the fields ...

Greenhouse Construction Commences

There is nothing quite like building something from the ground up.  You plan, you order parts, you organize your materials, you read the instruction manual (if there is one), you make a plan, you assemble a team, and then the day comes when you start to build. With indispensable help from Chuck Currie, a seasoned organic ...

Seeds Want To Grow

Seeds come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like mint, are as fine as dust, while some, like marigolds, look like miniature magic wands.  Regardless of size and shape: “Drop a seed in the ground and it wants to grow!” I read this wonderful truth a few months ago in The New Organic Grower by ...