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Winter beets

Winter beets

These beets were planted late September as a fall/winter crop experiment.  As of first week of December, they are still healthy. The plant growth is stunt with the latest freezing temperatures and we are hoping that they will have a early start in March.  Our goal is to have the earliest fresh organic beet available for families coming spring.
7 Types of Garlic planted in Napanee plot

7 Types of Garlic planted in Napanee plot

It took 2 hours for four of us to make the bed, plant, compost and mulch. We planted the Tweed plot in the morning and took a lunch break. Then we started on the Napanee plot which was already ploughed. The soil in Tweed and Napanee plots are loamy with lots of organic matter. We planted 1500 gloves of Russian, Tibetan, Ukranian, Yukoslavian, Italian, Persian and Sicilian. The weather was around 14 C and cloudy.
7 Types of Garlic planted in Tweed plot

7 Types of Garlic planted in Tweed plot

It took 3 hours for four of us to till the bed, plant, compost and mulch. We planted 1500 gloves of Russian, Tibetan, Ukranian, Yukoslavian, Italian, Persian and Sicilian. We picked October 24 because it was after the full moon day. The weather outside was around 13 C.
Napanee macro managed plot ready for garlic planting

Napanee macro managed plot ready for garlic planting

Our neighbor Farmer Don ploughed the field for us. Napanee is a 70 acre property with 60 acres of matured maple and oak trees.  It also has a natural spring. Farmer Don has been taking the hay off the 10 acre field for the past 20 years. When we told him that we are going to plant garlic, he got excited and ploughed the field for us. We will be planting garlic this Sunday, October 24.  We picked October 24 because it [Read More...]
Romaine Lettuce seedlings for fall crop

Romaine Lettuce seedlings for fall crop

These are our own Romaine Lettuce seeds from the Scarborough Backyard garden. We seeded them in the Milton backyard in middle of August.  Their growth started picking up with the colder nights and cooler daytime temperatures. You can see the spot at top where our 2 1/2 year old farmer watered.  It is a challenge to keep that farmer off the field and destroying the crops with a good intention. We will be planting these seedling [Read More...]
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