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Updates on Gardens, Shares

May 21, 2012

Many have seen through the pages here talk of our CSA shares and farm shares. It’s easy to wonder – it is the internet after all! – if it’s real. It sure is! Today’s blog we’ll share some pictures with you!

Some of the gardens & Tornado in his grazing crate

Here we’re overlooking the beans, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and some herbs, while Tornado (one of our giant chinchillas) in his ‘grazing crate’ which is moved around to be on fresh ground. This gives him some time out of his cage, some grass to cut the feed bill and give some ‘vacation time’ to the boys. We rotate the bucks to give several a chance to be out  on a fairly regular basis.

heirloom tomato plants

These Moskvich tomato plants we started right here on the place from certified organic seed. They’re getting larger and keeping them upright will help preserve the fruit. We have several types of tomatoes planted, including these, Striped Cavern, yellow, Black Krimm and paste.

Below is some of our rosemary which we sell fresh and dried.

Fresh catnip – large leaves will be dried and make some kitties happy!


Two types of zucchini are growing for us and for customers. Another type is growing in a different bed.

This appears to be a tomato but actually is a rose hip. These are a source of vitamin C and often used in tea.

These black Krimm tomatoes had recently been transplanted, and were a bit wilted when this photo was taken. They’ve since bounced back!

Although no bugs are seen, there is damage on this pepper plant from something destroying the leaves. It and another pepper plant affected were sprayed to eliminate the guilty pest. With smaller management we can treat individual plants as needed.

Chocolate mint – just one of the mints we have.

Thanks for “visiting”!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2012 4:30 PM

    My favourite tea has rose hip in it and I had no idea what it was! So cool – I love learning new things. 🙂

    • May 21, 2012 4:45 PM

      Thanks for stopping by! A ripe rose hip is bright orange/red – very much like a tomato in appearance but they’re smaller.

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