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Beautiful Sunday

April 20, 2009

Gade Farm

Gade Farm

Hubby and I went to Gade Farm yesterday, but didn’t find any heirloom or organic veggies.  It is still early in the season, though.  Their flowers looked really nice, however!



Gade Farm is a century farm, which means it’s been owned by the same family for more than 100 years.  That’s fantastic, and I would really like to support it.  They didn’t have any strawberry plants out yet, though the man working the cash register (in full Gade Farm regalia, so he must have been an owner) said to check back in a few weeks.


Later on in the day we headed back to the garden, and there was Jenny again working, along with some other folks.  We even met Lev, the guy who’s plot we turned up by accident.  We think he will be an interesting neighbor.  Make of that what you will :)



We turned up more of our soil, and made new beds before planting Black-seeded Simpson Lettuce, Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce and Salad Bowl Lettuce!  We should be having some nice salads later on this summer! We also put in some Long-standing Spinach.

Lettuce and spinach beds

Lettuce and spinach beds

Then we cleared out more space to plant our three remaining strawberry plants.  We’re unsure as to whether it’s a bit too early, but it’s not supposed to get below 40F this whole week so we’re hoping it’ll be ok.

Newly planted strawberry plants

Newly planted strawberry plants

Then we decided to mulch them, just in case.

Mulched strawberry plants

Mulched strawberry plants

I’d say we’re about halfway done turning up the plot now – and we still have lots more things to plant.  Plus K bought some early growing jalapeños at the co-op today, so we’ll have to plant that.  In a few weeks, we’ll buy some tomato plants and eggplants and zucchini (already started) and I think we’ll be done.

Now I want to make some nifty seed markers.  I’m gonna see if there’s any cool ideas on teh Internets.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. S1B permalink
    April 20, 2009 11:07 am

    Your garden is really coming together. I can’t wait for this summer’s posts on what you’re making with your produce, I am already having lusty thoughts about those strawberries. Think — pie.

    Are you going to blog about the plants you have in containers at home?

  2. littlehouseonthegreatflats permalink
    April 20, 2009 10:55 pm

    I wasn’t thinking about it, but sure! :) I’m hoping not to have much besides a few flowers and herbs though.

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