DISPATCHES FROM THE FARMRSS

Springing along!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Things are taking shape at Angelica Organic Farm as we've finally gotten into our local version of spring.

We've been sowing seedlings for weeks and have begun planting out the first round of seedlings into the field.


Lettuce...

Red bok choi

Red kale...

...PLUS directly sown in the field but not highly visible yet are a range of carrots, beetroots, coriander, dill, rocket, mizuna, potatoes and a few others.

Some of the woody herbs which 'die back' over winter are springing back to life, like this lemon thyme above.

The green manure oats are on the 'go' towards feeding the soil and boosting organic matter in the areas for the next planting of garlic next autumn.

Other green manure oats have been 'turned in' to the soil in order to start breaking down a bit prior to planting new summer crops soon.

New compost made from last growing season's plant remnants, waste and weeds is being used for seed raising mix and to feed the fields before planting.

See also (in the foreground) the organic hay waiting to be used in the next compost heap.

The abundance of fresh, lush, oh-so- green clover is living evidence of the TLC we have invested in the previously neglected land over the 5 years since we arrived as custodians for it.  

Our gorgeous red rocambole garlic is doing well too...watch this space for a pictorial update coming soon... 



Recent Posts


Tags

GE foods rain Sunflowers Corn Dollies The Chefs Table Farmers' Markets soil food web soil preparation Andrew Blake, Blakes Feast zucchinis organic pest control organic tomatoes Tonia Todman GM Foods Angelica Organic Farm heirloom tomatoes Angelica organic vegetables Worldwatch Institute Lavandula bird scarers Pope Joan cafe Daylesford Victoria Daylesford-Macedon Harvest Festival 2011 rocket ABC Delicious Produce Awards 2010 garlic harvesting Vogue Entertaining and Travel Produce Awards Pigs Will Flog Community Blog heritage tomatoes new season garlic Snow Irrigation Angelica Organics website ABC Delicious magazine garlic harvest Fertiliser Joel Salatin green manure crop old fashion tomatoes home grown tomatoes Spa Country garlic braids backyard poultry Christmas 2009 capeweed Matt Wilkinson organic weed managment open pollinated relocalisation Barbara Ross Swiss Italian heritage Boroondara Farmers' Market Rocambole mulching VFMA herb bouquets Food ethics home made preserves organic industry Summer produce eschallots Compost Ethical eating heirloom organic garlic mesclan salad zucchini flowers shallots garlic bulbs Andrew Blake Australian garlic Heritage Beetroots blog Blumin autumn produce Cool climate veg growing polytunnel Daylesford Organic chickens Vic Central Highlands Weather garlic sales online seed raising Spring Blakes Feast Catering new season Jerusalem artichokes Winter Warmers Golden Shallots organic farmer Lake House lavender harvest bok choi Monsanto Japanese Mustard Greens seedlings cucumbers heirloom vegetables Melbourne Farmers' Markets roses and herbs culinary herbs sharing Victorian Farmers' Market Association Accreditation organic farmer, website, blog, sharing Genetically Modified Seeds garlic plaits lavender farm garlic update

Archive