Author Archives: Russo Family Farm

Send Rain

What a weird season! It rained all of May, and stayed cool until yesterday. No rain, no heat, no weeds. The lettuce experiment worked. On the left is a leaf lettuce that is chartruse green. On the right is a … Continue reading

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Is it the 5th season?

When we started this farm adventure, I said “We could always try something for 5 years right?” Well, our 5th summer should start just after this weekend. Funny enough, I am very conflicted about this season. After putting aside personal … Continue reading

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Fall Matrix

These pumpkins make me think of the matrix for some reason. Something about the square specks seem too digitally rendered.  Last year in our pumpkin patch, there were 4 pumpkins that looked like this. It wasn’t the “kakai”, a pumpkin … Continue reading

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Summer Flush

These okra flowers are a bit of tropics in the northeast. The pods can grow huge within a few days and the two-inch pod in the picture will probably become an eight-inch behemoth by Sat. They are edible raw, and … Continue reading

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Moving On

Do you see it? The single untouched corn? This is our corn patch among the weeds. You would think the camouflage would help to disguise the ears of corn. The potatoes grew fairly well this year, a first for us! … Continue reading

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The Birds

I thought we put up the bird scares early enough. But the silver tapes that flutter up high in the wind didn’t scare these birds. They swooped in anyways. Doing my yearly ritual of scavenging leftover portions of corn. The … Continue reading

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Maximum growth

Every year, we’ve been saving sunflower seeds to replant. And every year, I say that we should cut down the sunflowers early and till it back into the earth as a “green manure” to replenish the soil.  But then, who … Continue reading

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Definitely Sunflower Season

The sunflower rows that face our road are in full bloom. This is the pumpkin and winter squash field, under attack from weeds.  That plus the fact I planted seed relatively late this year, not feeling too hopeful for our … Continue reading

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Pick Your Own Snap Peas Event!

2017 vegetable season is beginning with a blast of sugar snap peas! They are about 4 feet high, and they are flush with pods. The four-day blast of heat had me worried, but luckily the plants made it through. The … Continue reading

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Seeds Up 2017

Planting is well under way for the 4th season at the farm. I cheered for the wet and dreary days, which coupled with the perfect temperature range for this time of year, meant a good sugar snap pea start.  

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