We’ve gotten in our shipment of organic seeds and have started growing them in our furnace room. We don’t need no stinkin’ greenhouse! That being said, we will have a variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, kales, cukes, sunflowers, etc… Available for purchase from 10 AM – 2 PM at 124 Colonial Drive, Hamden. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Come on out and pick up your kale, tomatoes, basil, cosmos flowers, peppers, and oregano! Also available for sale ready-to-eat radishes, bok choy, kailaani (Chinese kale).
We’ve just gotten our microgreen and pea shoot seeds to start in our grow room. You only need an inch and a half of soil and a sunny spot to grow little bits of yummy through winter!
The Duck Truck will be at Daisy Ingraham School in April and the Ansonia Nature Center (ANC) in May. So you may see it driving through YOUR town! Please feel free to join us at the ANC for a DIY Rain Barrel workshop! More details to follow!
harvesting tuesday july 23. holler if you want: kale, cukes, collards, chinese cabbage, turnips, potatoes, chard
“[T]he next time someone facilely insists that the ‘industrial farms are the future,’ ask what the plan is regarding phosphorus,” Mother Jones writes. “Developing an agriculture that’s ready for a phosphorus shortage means a massive focus on recycling the nutrients we take from the soil back into the soil—in other words, composting, not on a backyard level but rather on a society-wide scale.
It also requires policies that give farmers incentives to build up organic matter in soil, so it holds in nutrients instead of letting them leach away… Both of these solutions, of course, are specialties of organic agriculture.” – http://bit.ly/13oJX2D
Last week (April 5-12) the garden crew of Dana, Bernie, Andrew and Marissa planted the potatoes, yukina savoy, tat soi, bok choy, kale, borage, chard, endive, lettuce up the wazoo, mustards, parsley, sorrel, mache and spinaches! THIS WEEK the phases of the moon say TAKE A BREAK!!! For April 21, be ready to start your butternut squash, all your cukes and your summer squash (think yellow squash and zucchini) INDOORS, again, in Cowpots, so it’s easier to transplant them outdoors.
We actually had a crowd of people who DIDN’T already know Alexis and the Duck Truck! Even though our fair share of DTC fans turned up too! Thanks to Dana for her continuous every day support! And to Mima, Frank, and Amy for showing up! It was nice to have a little bit of a “set” audience, the Whole Foods staff and a woman who’s diving in to her first attempt at vermiculture. But it was also fun to cheerily greet any person whose eye I caught, while in the middle of whichever schpiel I was in. I did learn that I really do need to bring my Worm Bin every where I go! Thanks to Whole Foods Milford for inviting me!
The next few days it will be appropriate to get in your yukina savoy, bok choy, tatsoi, spinaches, lettuces, mache, endive, chard. So don’t just sit around after work! Get that garden thumpin’!