What’s Growing Now

Free-range, pastured, nurtured, non-GMO-fed Chicken:  Our next fresh birds will be available May 24.

In the gardens, we have planted:

  • arugula
  • peas
  • broccoli
  • cabbage–flat leaf
  • radishes
  • lettuce
  • potatoes–german butterball, kennebec, red norland.
  • onions
  • garlic
  • spinach
  • kale
  • mustard spinach
  • tomatoes–10 kinds, including heirloom and currant types.
  • green beans
  • asparagus crowns
  • blueberries
  • turnips
  • beets

We will continue planting from now through August, adding:

  • pole beans
  • sweet corn–including some heirloom varieties
  • seedless and regular watermelon
  • canteloupe
  • squash–zucchini, patty pan, golden bush scallop, straighneck, crookneck, acorn, spaghetti, butternut
  • okra
  • molokhiya
  • peppers–sweet and hot
  • eggplant–oriental variety
  • collards–if you haven’t tried young collards, lightly sauteed with garlic, you don’t know what you’re missing.
  • chard
  • old fashioned mustard-because I LOVE IT, especially raw on sandwiches.
  • and of course, lots and lots of cucumbers, including Mediterranean thin-skinned kinds.

Got suggestions? Requests? Let us know! We’d like to grow something special for you!

5 Responses to What’s Growing Now

  1. Suzi Mills says:

    In your quest for self-sufficiency, you need to check out aquaponicscommunity.com It is really wonderful to raise fish and vegetables together. We are on our second planting of vegetables and our catfish are almost ready to sell or eat.

  2. Diana says:

    And the chickens adore you! Glad to meet you. Planting anything special this year?

  3. Barbara Back says:

    Your velociraptor has a menacing visage so I hope your other chickens will be safe, not to mention yourselves. I congratulate you on your courage and enviable venture. It is completely out of range for me to “grow” things. But you are certainly providing an 82 year old some great “down home” entertainment as I follow your seasons, their changes and your cutting edge comments on your “clueless farming”. P.S. I haven’t found anyone who is familiar with saddles for desirable hens. We think they are a great invention – for chickens, that is; I don’t think the same would be true for humans. Can you imagine?

  4. Diana says:

    Tee hee. No velociraptors for us yet! I managed to make two chicken saddles last month for the two favorite girls… My first sewing machine project ever! My friend, Aggie, taught me how to use her sewing machine and together we made a pattern and stitched it together and one of them fit just fine! Marilyn’s kept listing to the side, so she’s barebacked again. And again… Working on some sizing adjustments for hers…

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