It has been a while since I have posted, because my phone crashed last week... But here is a pic from the inside of a catepillar tunnel in the market garden...fresh cilantro, green leaf lettuce and sweet crisp red lettuce.
Between taxes, bad weather, and march madness last week we didn't get a whole lot done. This week has been different so far (not counting on the weather though)! Made new beds throughout the farm yesterday including inside the new tunnel!
After 73 years of being a Missing in Action, the army has identified the remains of S/Sgt David "Rosie” Rosenkrantz. DPAA article :
In September 1944, Rosenkrantz was a member of Company H, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, participating in Operation Market Garden, a ploy by Allied planners to break German defensive lines on the western front by capturing a highway route through the Netherlands. On Sept. 28, 1944, Rosenkrantz’ platoon occupied Heuvelhof, a farm, located south of the town of Groesbeek. German tanks and infantry launched a major attack that morning. The isolated paratroopers hid among sparse trees and buildings. As Rosenkrantz rose from his position, enemy gunfire erupted and Rosenkrantz was killed. Due to enemy fire and the proximity to enemy troops, Rosenkrantz’ remains could not be recovered.
DPAA is grateful to Mr. Overhand, Mr. Van Lunteren, the Royal Netherlands Army’s Recovery and Identification Unit and the American Battle Monuments Commission for their partnership in this recovery.
Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.
Rosenkrantz’ name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site, along with the other MIAs from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for. —————————————————————
This is another angle of the new trellis. Here you can see the shorter end that faces the sidewalk. I plan on planting tall sunflowers along the sidewalk to make the yard feel cozier. My next big project is to clean out the grass out of the big flower bed. Any volunteers? I pay in plants! Eggplants, hibiscus/roselle and anything else I have to many of.
The #eggplant babies spent the weekend days outdoors but the nights inside. They may have been fine overnight but I didn't want to risk it. I gotta clear the greenhouse of what I can this coming weekend. I may just pot them up and put them in there.
I get home and find this little guy on my porch. It's in between my son's rock and stick collection with a box of sidewalk chalk on the other side. This is a Green Zebra tomato that the lovely, @beckygee9072, found at a local nursery. This is the only tomato plant that is labeled for this year. All my other tomatoes are a mystery. I know they come from seeds I saved but no labels. Also, Becky will be getting a Peruvian Gold Berry plant from me because I know her daughter, @brainblast, loves them.
Alright y’all, we have lots of radish for sale. To the tune of 150 pounds. We would like to move these quickly in the next couple of days. They are only $1/LB. We are looking for big orders so we need minimum 50 LB per order. Making kimchi any time soon? These work well in a lot of different dishes! Let us know if you want to order. Fresh, local, naturally grown.
The market garden, March 2018. At this point in the year it should be full of autumn and winter crops, but I’m changing the whole thing up. What was initially designed as a little commercial market garden is about to be transformed into a big home garden with plenty of room to grow things like staples and perennials alongside heirloom vegies. Even more importantly, the redesign will allow us to more easily grow green manures, which will gradually build organic matter in the soil and hold nutrients that currently wash deep into the subsoil. Give me five years and I’ll be an almost 50 year old (😳) cranking food out of what should be a highly productive garden. Follow my progress for lots of tips and tricks! #marketgarden#formertenniscourt#soilwoes#greenmanure#soilimprovement#healthysoilhealthyplants#smallholding#homesteading#halfmoonfarm#hamptonqld
A gorgeous sunny spring day in San Diego after all the nice rain last week. The salad greens have never looked better. My soil is really getting good now, hardly any weeds or rocks, my beds are super defined, and it's all starting to run like a well oiled machine. Loving life out in the market garden today! From left to right: lettuce mix, arugula, chard mix, lettuce mix, transplanted chard, beets.
We love our Living On The Other Side groups! Buena Vista is here from Iowa this week helping us get our market garden ready for production, all while learning about the causes and issues related to global hunger. Read more about our LOTOS programs and how you can get involved. Link in profile. #wacofresh#whri#marketgarden#freshisbest
First taste of summer on the way! Potting up basil transplants in the greenhouse for planting out next month. We are also trying to get all our lettuce, kale, cilantro and parsley transplants into the ground today before the big rains come down. We've got a beautiful sunny window here in between the rains to get some planting done. Better get back to work! :) #basil#marketgarden#summerontheway
My "greenhouse" consists of a few seed warming mats and not enough grow lights in a cheap plastic frame in the living room that's cover ripped the first time I put it on. I have a tiny electric heater I'll run to keep it warm and I've contemplated giving up starting my own seeds until we get we're able to get something a little more professional.
But these tomatoes I just re potted today are strong and beautiful and damn I'm a proud plant Momma right now. It hasn't been easy but I feel like I'm making some progress. Baby steps!
#seedstarting#tomatoesaremyfavorite#homegrown#no chemicals #marketgarden#828isgreat
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first mixed bouquet of the season! sometimes it felt like winter would never end, but here we are a day before the spring equinox harvesting bunches of daffodils, anemone, snapdragons, and spirea. we'll also have our first round of roses by the end of this week - so if anyone needs a mixed bunch of lovely garden roses let us know!