Category Archives: planting

Season Ramping Up

I haven’t posted lately, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been farming.  It just means that my writing life (as a playwright and novelist) has gotten kind of nuts lately.  So I’ve either been at writing conferences, in rehearsal, … Continue reading

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The Indoor Farm

In addition to buying seeds, we’ve already ordered a bunch of seedlings from Red Fire Farm, Natick Community Farm, and Bobbin Farm–tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, and herbs.  But we also need to get a head start on our early season crops, … Continue reading

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Lessons of a First Year Farmer: Tomatoes

My plan for this series is to go through each crop we grew, and figure out what we did right, what we did wrong, and what we can do better next year.  Tomatoes seem like the logical place to start, … Continue reading

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Still plugging away

We’re past the middle of September now, but we’ve still got pretty full fields.  Where the cucumbers have come out, I’ve planted spinach seeds.  The snow peas are up where we used to have beans and early beets.  But the … Continue reading

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September Arrives

September has arrived, with slightly cooler weather and lots (and lots) of tomatoes.  Hard as it may be to believe, we’re still planting new seedlings.  This weekend, we planted starts for cabbage, lettuce, and mustard, and seeds for spinach, snow … Continue reading

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Field Report–August 9

We spent a lot of time at the farm this week, making World Peas CSA deliveries of kale, heirloom tomatoes and beets.  Plus we harvested for the Thursday farmer’s market.  Noah will be glad for a week off at his … Continue reading

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Field Report: June 4, 2012

Quick report from today’s visit.  We’ve had a few days of rain, but I needed to drive up towards the farm to pick up our new scale (!), so I went up to check on the fields.  Most of the … Continue reading

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Visitors at Work

A week and a half ago, my neighbors Kevin and Jesus helped me get the tomatoes and peppers in the ground.  We planted a couple hundred pepper plants, and another hundred tomato and tomatillo plants.  It would have taken me … Continue reading

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Field Report, May 17

I’ve been plenty busy in the last ten days since my last field report.  We’ve had quite a bit of rain, which has been good for the plants, but has made it hard to get into the field to do … Continue reading

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Potatoes and Onions in the ground

We spent the afternoon on Saturday trying to beat the approaching rainy week and get the field in slightly better shape.  The new New Entry farm manager, Matt, had already plowed the field twice, so our goal was to mark … Continue reading

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