What we grew
Although not currently farming, we typically
provided the following crops:
including the ever tasty Drunkard's Wife, Cracoviensis,
Rouge D'Hiver, Outredgeous, Galisse, and good old Black
baby Swiss Chard,Tatsoi, Mizuna,
Osaka Purple Mustard, and other
Endive, Arugula, and Radicchio!
Kale, including Lacinato and Winterbor
including Hakurei, a
great Japanese variety
And we'll soon have the following:
Peas, including English Shelling Peas and Sugar Snaps.
Kohlrabi - white and purple varieties. These are done for the season as well.
including Chioggia, Golden and Detroit
Brocoletti,Purple Peacock and Calabrese type
Swiss Chard, including Bright Lights and Magenta Sunrise
Fava Beans -
We hope to have this very popular crop back later this
spring! Alas, favas are a finicky bunch.
Later in the season, look for these tasty
Russian Banana, French Fingerling, Kipfel, La
Ratte, Ozette, Peanut, Purple Peruvian, Rose Finn
Apple and Tom Thumb. :
Tomatoes - Our specialty, with over 80 varieties! We grow an amazing selection of heirlooms, from the smallest Red Currant up to the largest Watermelon Beefsteak and everything in between. This year, there will be old timey favorites like Arkansas Traveler, Mortgage Lifter, Mule Team, and plenty of Oxhearts and Beefsteaks. We couldn't survive without our paste tomatoe varieties like San Marzano, Roma, and Principe Borghese. And of course the green varieties that are perfectly ripe when they are still green like Aunt Ruby's German Green and Green Zebra. Most spectacular are the bi-colors like Copia which are gold- fleshed with streaks of yellow and the Ananas Noir, a dark purple and green tomato with pink and green streaked interior that has hints of pineapple flavor. Dad's Sunset and Dr Wyche's cover the orange and yellow spectrum. Then there are the deep purples, almost black, that have the most intensely rich and winey flavor of all, such are the Purple Calabash, Cherokee Purple and Paul Robeson.
Torpedo, Superstar, & Flat of Italy
Leeks & Shallots!
Beans, including Edamame, French Filet, Romano, Chinese Long, and Flageolet
Cucumbers, including Miniature White and Lemon, along with the more familiar green ones. (We like to pick these on the small side).
Sweet Corn - We'll have Ruby Red Queen
(hybrid), with Silver Queen fast on its heels. The
bees polinate this stuff like crazy!
Peppers, including sweet peppers and hot peppers (25 different varieties)
Summer Squash, including Baby Pattypans, Costato Romanesco, White Scallop, Eight Ball, and Long White of Sicily.
Eggplant, including Hansel and Fairy Tale
including Charentais (ooh la la! -
we love this variety), Minnesota
Midget, Delice De La Table, &
Tigger. And our "Lil' Loupe"
canteloupe are thriving this
Watermelons, including Sweet Dakota Rose, Orangeglo, & Petite Yellow
Herbs, including Italian Parsley, Basil, Wild Fennel, Mints, Marjoram, Chervil, Sage, Oregano, Lavender, and Perilla
Winter Squash, including baby Blue Hubbards, White Acorn and Musquee De Provence. Look for these later in the season
these are as
Fighting pests the
organic way! Judging from his
the aphids gave Henry quite a tussle.
Updated February 1, 2016