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Archive for March, 2011

Here in Wenatchee, March 26th was a very rainy day, but we managed to click a few photos of the farm to show you our progress.

 

 

You see bales we see compost

 

 

Lettuce entice you with these tasty greens!

Don't cry over the onions

A greenhouse for green thumbs

Heirloom variety Tom Thumb getting a start in the greenhouse.

Broccoli and Golden Acre cabbage

 

Coming soon – more lettuce, spinach, snow peas, chard, and more!

Stay tuned to see where the edibles are available in the local Wenatchee area.

Have a happy veggie day!

 

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Is it just us, or does the weather make you want to curl up with a cuppa tea and a good book and take your chances with falling asleep?

For now,  it looks as though RAIN is the operative word in this rather cool spring forecast, which means two things.

1. Things are growing slowly outside – as are the newly sown spinach rows at Flicker Farm.

Spinach beds at Flicker Farm

2. But cold-weather crops will do better this spring than warm weather ones. Think like a duck, or, a vegetable that a duck might eat, and you’ve got the picture. Crops that love cooler temps include:

  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Mustard Greens
  • Broccoli
  • Chinese Cabbage

In short, most of the Brassicas will head up nicely, given enough sunlight and a little bit of warmth at night so they don’t freeze out.

Tomatoes? Peppers? Not yet…..those heat-loving plans won’t even germinate with a soil temp this low. I know people want them to, but they will simply refuse!

For now, all I can say is think *cold* thoughts if you want lettuce, and *warm* thoughts if you want those tomatoes to hurry up for your BLT’s.

And keep that coat handy – winter isn’t over yet!

 

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While Wenatchee city council members argue over chickens in the city limits, we think ducks are getting the short end of the beak. Ducks are less messy, easier to keep, and provide larger eggs, something which interests us immensely, and will have us owning our own ducklings one day.

Check out this article on urban duck farming that ran in the Seattle Times. If anyone knows where to buy these particular duck breeds, please let us know.

We’d be quakers not to consider it!

Photo: Seattle Times

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Hi all,

Local food supporters at Farmhouse Table have set up a brand new website and it’s a lovely shade of green 🙂

Visitors can take a gander at the market, sign up for the CSA (community supported agriculture) deliveries, and learn more about the local entities supporting locally grown food in Wenatchee, WA.

Click here to visit the site.

Happy eating!

And just to keep you thinking “green,” here’s a shot of our personal backyard garden from last year:

Taken July, 2010 in Wenatchee, WA at "Davis Farms"

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