Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm
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Farm Happenings at Fiddlehead Farm

Curing in the Greenhouse

Posted on September 29th, 2019
While we spread our onions to cure last fall on our greenhouse tables, this year we could tell the harvest wasn't going to fit. Instead, we decided to hang them from the tables! So they're happily curing hanging up, and we've spread the squashes on top to cure at the same time. Curing is a the process... read more »

Fall Harvest Forecast

Posted on September 22nd, 2019
Our daily rhythms change with the seasons, and we're getting into the season of "big" harvests. All the crops that took a whole summer to grow are starting to be ready. Potatoes, winter squashes, and onions are all fighting for our time to get them from the fields into storage. For storage crops we always... read more »

Glorious Rains and Greens!

Posted on September 14th, 2019
A little rain has graced the farm each of the last two weeks, and the greens are thriving. Did you know that ideally, veggies need 20-30mm of rain each week? This helps not only keep the vegetables alive, but also helps keep the life in the soil active. Active soils are full of living and dying microorganisms... read more »

Fergus' Favourite Time of Year

Posted on September 6th, 2019
Potato digging is definitely one of our dog's favourite tasks on the farm. Oddly enough for a dog, he's no good at digging... but he'll go from one potato digger to the next to snuggle up and sneak in for extra pets and belly rubs. We've barely started (three of 60 beds of potatoes) but his company definitely... read more »