Tuesday was a massively productive farm workday this week. The stats: 1,800 seedlings planted – over 1,000 collards, a broccoli trial of 9 varieties, and more; and a couple thousand row-feet of seeds ranging from arugula to kale to turnips. The tough thing about sowing seeds is that there is no immediate gratification, and just a line in the dirt where the planter leaves its mark, so patience gets to be exercised! And then many tiny miracles occur, and within 2 weeks nearly all of these lines will fill up with varying shades of green – we can’t wait to show them to y’all!
Butterfly caterpillars especially enjoy parsley (pictured above), lovage, and dill. Lovage was my personal favorite herb discovery of 2015, a parsley-look-alike with delicious celery-flavored leaves.
I shared a link from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds about Borage on the Renfrow Facebook page this week. With delightful and unique edible blue flowers that taste like cucumbers and are a magnet for bees, this herb is a bit off the beaten path but gaining notoriety.
Jersey Knight Asparagus crowns arrived at Renfrow Hardware this week. Plenty of details on how to grow this garden delicacy on the hardware store website here.
We want to thank you all so much for being part of the Renfrow community! Have a wonderful week,
& the farm crew