Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Lesson in Efficiency: DIY Seed Tape

I am always looking for ways to cut down my time spent doing things that could be consolidated.  Take planting seeds for example.  Conventional wisdom has taught that you either direct seed and must thin seedlings later, or use transplants.  … Continue reading

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A great idea: soil testing

When I first started working on the farm I noticed there was a lot of dried and decomposing manure.  I asked around and found out that the previous farmer had amended the soil very liberally with cow manure.   My first … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms, PVC, and a Germination Station

We finally got rain.  It moved in beautifully around 8:30 am or so and gave the growing plants a nice drink. While it was raining, I was inside the shed working on fixing an old fluorescent light that was laying … Continue reading

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On The Farm: Environment Club Weekly

  It’s always nice when you don’t have to do all the digging.  Some student from the College Prep Environment Club came by on Thursday after school and helped begin shoveling a path from the back of the farm to … Continue reading

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On the Farm: A New Beginning

This is the garden after only a few months without a farmer.  It is quite easy to see how quickly mother nature can reclaim once beautifully cultivated land.  In the coming weeks and months, I, along with the help of … Continue reading

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