Saturday, April 21, 2012

Oh, Let The Sunneth Commeth

I've been a farmer pretty much my whole life.  I'm always complaining about the weather, otherwise they take my overalls away.  However, I must remember that last spring was so horrible, that we barely got any clear days at all.  We've actually gotten a few really nice days - both this month and last.  Again, this didn't happen last year.  It appears we are headed for a couple more this weekend - I'm very excited!  Lot's of work to be done and my tomatoes are in sore need of some good sun.  They should pop up nicely over the next few days.  Hopefully in a 3 weeks or so, they will be ready for your (and my) garden.

Until then, I've got a great selection of lettuce, brassicas, onions, herbs, and other good spring garden stuff available.  You can take a peek at what's available here.

Tray packs (both 6 & 4 packs) are $2.00 each. 
4" herbs/flowers/fruit are $2.50 each.
2" herbs/flowers/fruit are $2 each.
4" Veggies are $2.

You can inquire about any of these fine products by emailing me at

Thanks - enjoy the sun, I know I have lots of good ideas on how I'll be enjoying it.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Another Weekend of Sun?

Could we be so lucky?  Lettuce hope!

I've got a craigslist ad up right now.  Lot's of greens and herbs available and are anxious for some soil to sink their roots into.  $2 for tray packs of greens, $2.50 for herbs.  Not tomatoes, peppers, or basil yet.  Still too damn cold for those heat-lover, but in a couple weeks, the tomatoes will be ready to go and the peppers and basil will be right behind them.  See the list of plants below.

I'll be doing the same around my own garden today and tomorrow.  At some point, I need to mow the lawn, if only to clip off the dandelion flowers.  Man, did they come out of nowhere in the past week. 

Getting the beds ready for the fun stuff like corn, tomatoes and peppers is one of my favorite parts of spring.  I love the smell of dirt and by the end of the day I come inside just covered in it.  Nothing better!

Okay - got to get some work done.  For now, here is the list of plants that I have available:
Romaine Lettuce (Parris Island, Outredgeous, Jericho)
Leaf Lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson, New Red Fire, Buttercrunch)
Mesclun (Farmer's Market Mix)
Head Lettuce (Crispino, Red Iceburg)
Mustard Greens (Braising stir-fry mix/mesclun, giant red)
Kale (Red Winter, Dwarf Blue Curled, Lacinato/Tuscan, Red Nagoya)
Broccoli ( Belstar, Spring Raab)
Cauliflower (Snow Crown)
Cabbage (Green Acre, Charmant, Mammoth Red Rock, Derby Day)
Celery (Utah 52-70)
Beets (Bulls Blood)
Arugula (Roquette)
Pak Choi (Chinese Bok Choi)
Onions (Walla Walla, Copra, Bianca di Maggio, Cipollini, Red Bull, Gallop, Everygreen bunching, Red of Florence)
Leeks (American Flag, Giant Musselburg)
Spinach (Tyee, Olympia Hybrid)
Collard Greens (Vates)
Swiss Chard (Silverado, Bright Lights)
Rhubarb (Victoria)
Artichoke (Green Globe, Purple Globe)
Garden Cresse

Herbs: culinary sage, painted sage, rosemary, lavender (hidcote & English), summer savory, winter savory, true greek oregano, marjoram, red-veined sorrel, catnip, English thyme, orange thyme, creeping thyme, chives, garlic chives, lemon mint, peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, dill, fennel, cilantro, parsley (flat & curly), anise hyssop, lemon bee balm, wormwood.