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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.
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...]
Potato harvest in Greater Napanee

Potato harvest in Greater Napanee

We bought the seed potatoes from a Seedy Saturday event.   We kept them in the basement and sprayed water and encouraged shoot growth. We then planted the shoots in Napanee Macro Managed Plot in end of April. We didn’t water or do any maintenance.  This is a permaculture experiment and it is a success. We made some potatoe curry and the taste can not be compared. ENF Team family with children got the first round [Read More...]
Ceylon Onion flowers harvested

Ceylon Onion flowers harvested

These are flower shoots from the Ceylon Onions. There is a huge demand amongst the Canadian Tamil population.  Currently, a bunch is being sold upto $10 at the Canadian Tamil Grocery stores. Demand is being met through imports from Carribbean and South Asia but freshness is a key issue for the consumers. These shoots can be chopped up to top salads, soups or sauteed for Chinese/Thai recipes. Canadian Tamils make a sauteed [Read More...]
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