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Midas Touch

A bit of frost and suddenly everything turns to gold. Warwick is a good 5 degrees below the coastal cities, though it’s not all that far. Those 5 degrees mark our transition to closing down the farm. It’s time to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Matrix

It most definitely is turning into pumpkin season on the farm. Perhaps we are all living in a pumpkin matrix – I have no idea what crossed with what to form these yellow-green, ribbed-patterned, smooth-skinned pumpkins. I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Merchandizing with Shapes and Colors

Fun event this weekend at Greenwich’s Garden Education Center where I participated in a little vegetable stand for their Dahlia Show Open House. Bringing back 14 crates of veggies in an open back truck, under tarps and bungee cords was … Continue reading

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Found, Lost, and Eaten

This time of year, farm nights turn far chillier than city nights. The first question of the day is “how cold will it get tonight”. An early light frost ruined a lot of cayenne peppers last year, something I am … Continue reading

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The Deep End

I waded into the pumpkin patch and found these guys ready to pose for the camera. By wading, I mean battling through tall weeds, looking at a field of still-green vines, and plottng how to step through without destroying too … Continue reading

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Taking A Breather

It’s time to begin checking in on pumpkins and winter squashes. These baseball-sized pumpkins are cute and beloved by PTA’s for the fall. We start cutting them off the vine, and letting them cure in the sun to form a … Continue reading

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Watermel-yes Cante-nopes

All the upfront weeding, and watering during the drought is paying off in the form of old-fashioned, sugar baby watermelons. Using the plink/plunk flicking of watermelons, we determined this one was ripe enough to try. It has turned red throughout, … Continue reading

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Pepper Me This

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked; If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Peppers always take me by surprise, … Continue reading

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Drought Tolerance

Three years ago I saw my first okra plant and flower. At the time, I thought it was a hibiscus plant. Turns out, they are in the same family – hibiscus, rose of sharon, marsh mallow (the plant, not the … Continue reading

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Drought Corn, Rain Harvest

Do you want to hear the bad news, or good news first? As I’ve noted, we are basically in a drought year here in the northeast. The corn crops had a great start with early May warmth, but then were … Continue reading

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