Saturday, May 12, 2012

Moving of Blogs

We have now moved our blogs to our EDGARFARMS.COM web site. This will keep everything in one place. 

Edgar Farms

Friday, May 11, 2012

Baby Pea plants in the field

The first planting of our peas are up and we can see the rows very well now. They are looking great. Peas are a cold weather corp and can handle a few degrees of frost much better than asparagus.

Frost last night

Unfortunately, it got down to -3 last night so any aspargus that was up is frozen. The one I am holding is not froze, see the difference, the three in the background are transparent from the frost.

The frost does not hurt the roots of the plants and there will be lots of new tips poping up just as soon as we get a couple of warm days.
This is why asparagus is not meant to be grown in this climate.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


We checked the rhubarb patch today, too. The stalks have about 2" of delicious red rhubarb showing now. Can hardly wait to make some spring rhubarb sauce and serve it over ice cream.

Peas are up

Checked the peas we planted on April 11 and were delighted to see rows of very tiny green peas just coming up. They are very hardy in the spring so should stand a couple of degrees of frost.

Got another good sized planting in on April 26, just before the rain.

We will be picking fresh sweet garden peas hopefully by early July.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Removing the old fern

Doug helped me get the combine started and out of the shed today. I use the grain combine to cut all the old fern off as close to the ground as possible. After the fern is cut off the combine cuts it up into short pieces, then blows it back onto the ground for mulch. Now we have the field ready for asparagus season. We need lots of sunshine and a few warm days and we will be picking sweet, tender aspaaragus. I can hardly wait!!

The first new tips

I found the first tiny little tips poking up today. We need frost free nights before we will start picking. Every night when it freezes, any tips that are up get froze back. then the plant sends new ones up.

Once I find the first tips, that is my cue to get last years fern off the field. Too bad the weather forecast is cold and snowy on Friday. Here's hoping that this will be the last snow of the spring.