Category Archives: Lessons of a Second Year Farmer

2013 Crop Report: Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Flowers

I’ve been a little distracted by my writing life lately, but I’m back to try to make some progress on the crop report, a few veggies at a time. Cilantro Varieties:  Caribe (Fedco) Amount grown:  4 successions, each of around … Continue reading

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2013 Crop Report: Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Chard

And the crop report continues for 2013, a few veggies at a time: Beets Varieties:  Early Wonder (Fedco), Chiogga Guardsmark (Pelleted, Johnny’s), Bull’s Blood (High Mowing) Amount grown:  Spring succession:  50 ft Early Wonder, 50 ft Chiogga, 70 ft Bull’s … Continue reading

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2013 Crop Report: Amaranth, Basil, Beans

Okay, micro farm geeks (and Pen and Pepper fans), I’ve finally got some time to write up the crop report for the year.  We grew a ton of different vegetables, so I’m going to split this up into a few … Continue reading

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Pen and Pepper’s 2013 Season, by the numbers: overview of projections versus actuals

Looking at the numbers for the season helps paint a picture of how things really turned out, in a little more detail.  I’m going to post a crop-by-crop report soon (but there are 37 crops, so it takes a while … Continue reading

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Our 2013 farming season, by the numbers.

Now that the season is over, I finally have time to work with the spreadsheets and get a good picture of how things went for us during the 2013 growing season.  (Though, who am I kidding, I played with the … Continue reading

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