Monday, May 26, 2008

New Arrival!

After a week away, I was greeted by a wonderful crop of young Red Fife Wheat! This same variety is planted outside of the Hungry Ghost Bakery on State St. and as part of the Little Red Hen Project, is being grown in small plots by nearly 80 farmers and residents around the valley. The wheat is an especially gratifying specimen, since its progress can be witnessed on a daily basis. It currently stands at about 4 inches, and was planted about a week and a half ago.

This week we are finishing our fourth raised bed and hope to start planting this wednesday. Come join us!
We used locally harvested white pine from a neighbor of 5 College Energy Manager, Todd Holland and recycled lumber from the Springfield ReStore.

Monday, May 5, 2008

1st Seed List

From Johnny's Seed

Brandywine (OG) tomato
Cherokee Purple tomato
Green Zebra (OG) tomato
Sun Gold (F1) cherry tomato
Cherry Bomb (F1) hot pepper
Dill, Bouquet (OG)
Parsley, Titan
Yellow Crookneck (OG) summer squash
El Jefe (F1) hot pepper
Sweet Favorite (F1) watermelon
Mountain Mint
California Poppy
Jewel Mix edible flower
New England Pie pumpkin
Baby Pam
Dancer (F1) eggplant
Nadia (F1) eggplant
Flax, Omega (OG)