CSA 5: Invasion of the Broccoli Squashers

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 0.5 5 0.5 5
Kardroccollard Bunch 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Head Lettuce 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Beet Greens 5 0.25 1.25 0.25 1.25
Kohlrabi 1.5 1 1.5 2 3
Broccoli/Piracicaba 4 0 0 1 4
Cucumbers 2 1 2 1 2
Squash 2 1.5 3 2 4
Herb Bunch 2 1 2 1 2
Basil 2 1 2 1 2
Carrots/Beets 3 1 3 2 6
Cabbage 3 0 0 1 3
Tropea Onions 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Total 27.25 Total 42.25

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CSA Episode IV: A New Potato

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 0.25 2.5 0.5 5
Broccoli/Collards 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Head Lettuce 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Chard/Kale 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Turnips (lb) 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kohlrabi 1.5 2 3 2 3
Broccoli/Piracicaba 4 0.5 2 1 4
Cucumbers 2 0.5 1 1 2
Squash 2 1.5 3 2 4
Parsley 2 0 0 1 2
New Potatoes 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Snap Peas 5 1 5 1.5 7.5
Peppers 4 0.25 1 0.25 1
Tropea Onions 2.5 0 0 1 2.5
Total 30 Total 46

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CSA II: The Crucifercation

This week share includes the following:

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 0.5 5 0.75 7.5
Broccoli/Collards 2.5 1 2.5 0 0
Head Lettuce 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Chard/Kale 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Radish 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Turnips (Bunch) 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Kohlrabi 1.5 2 3 2 3
Broccoli/Piracicaba 4 0.25 1 0.5 2
Scallions 2 0.5 1 1 2
Collards 2.5 1 2.5
Broccoli Leaf 2.5 1 2.5
Squash 2 0.5 1
Total 22.5 Total 40.5
They've apPEAred!!

They’ve apPEAred!!

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CSA Week One

This week share is as follows:

Half Share Full Share
Product Cost Quantity Value Quantity Value
Salad Mix 10 0.75 7.5 1 10
Beet Greens 5 0.5 2.5 0.5 2.5
Head Lettuce 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Chard/Kale 2.5 1 2.5 2 5
Collards 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Turnips 2.5 1 2.5 1 2.5
Kohlrabi 1.5 1 1.5 2 3
Broccoli/Piracicaba 4 0.25 1 0.5 2
Spinach 10 0 0.75 7.5
Total 22.5 Total 37.5

Also … some photos :)

Kohlrabi Babies

They’re KohlWAHbies … get it? Because they’re babies …

Red Cabbage

I leave cookies and milk out each evening because I’ve heard that’s when the Cabbage Patch Kids are lurking about. I’ve heard it’s best not to get on their bad side.

Pea Flower

Flowers white as snow / An obvious harbinger / Peas will start to grow

Field Large Broccoli More Crops More Tomatoes Potato Patch Trellised Cukes

 

Farm View

An overview of the farm from the back corner. This is the earliest succession of crops. I hope to have most of them out of the ground by the end of the month and will replant the area with different crops. No one likes to follow in the foot steps of family members.

Farm View Diff Angle

This is a look at the farm from the opposite side of the field. The farm is currently as large as it was by the end of last season; the area in the foreground still needs to be plowed and the area off to the left (by Cudgy the car) was plowed this weekend to expand the total size of the farm.

Little Cucumbers

They’re traveling by tendril.

Larger Beets

Ganging up on the little guy for a beet down.

Potatoes

Tesla would be shocked by the size of these spuds.

Tomato House

This is a little house I made for some of my tomatoes. They seem to like it a fair bit more than the ones that are just hanging out outside right now … which is why there are no pictures of the ones hanging out outside …Tomatoes

Spinach Babies

Literal baby spinach.

Spinach New

Peas

Peas Too

I went for three peas in rows instead of two in pods. It seemed more lucrative.

Tiny Broccoli

IT’S A TINY BROCCOLI! As my favorite vegetable, I’m rather excited.

Wheel Hoe

As Winter Relents to Spring

Last season, I raised all of my early seedlings in my bedroom. I constructed an artificial growing environment for my crops – a makeshift shelf of buckets and boards supporting a few sets of fluorescent lights … and they survived. They didn’t really flourish; there were too many plants under too few lights, stretching and bending in an effort to embrace their substitute sun. Watering was a chore, spacing was an issue – in that I ran out quite quickly and was unable to seed an entire succession – the whole experience was a general inconvenience. So, this season I sought out an alternative. As luck would have it, my mentor through MOFGA’s Journeyperson program knew of a greenhouse operation in Unity that was renting out bench space to growers for a nominal fee. I immediately got one. My seedlings are now in the capable hands of the staff at Half Moon Greenhouse. They handle daily watering and I venture down once a week to check in, thin, pot up, and seed more. It’s ideal, and the seedlings are thriving.

Onions1Onion PathSpinach1Prize ChoyTiny TomatoesOverviewAfter a little experimenting I decided to start my tomatoes and peppers in my room. I seeded the crops into open flats and placed them on a heat mat. The tomatoes emerged in force after a few days and the peppers began popping up soon there after. Heat MatHeat Mat 2

Rev1

It’s an uprising.