Farm Happenings at Steel Pony Farm
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Farm Happenings at Steel Pony Farm

Farm Happenings for September 29, 2020

Posted on September 25th, 2020
This is the first year in a decade of growing garlic that my garlic didn't overwinter well. We planted about 13,000 cloves last October and this August we harvest about 6600 plants. As with any living system, it is hard to know exactly why it acts the way that it does but I have a number of theroies... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 22, 2020 - DOSE Coffee Back on Extras Page

Posted on September 18th, 2020
In a decade of farming I have never experienced a fall as conducive to growing vegetables as this. We still haven't had a killing frost and I don't see one in the long term forecast. For the sake of comparison, we typically get a hard frost sometime around September 9th, or the full moon - whichever... read more »

Sweet Corn for Sale - Farm Happenings for September 15, 2020

Posted on September 11th, 2020
Hey Folks! This week a friend of mine, Kristen Graves from Figth Generation Gardens (https://www.fifthgengardens.ca/) wrote to me to ask if any of my customers would want some sweet corn. I'm adding this to the extras list so if you are interested please click through to buy a few cobs. They are up... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 8, 2020

Posted on September 4th, 2020
Hello! It's been a fun few weeks on the farm. Garlic to me feels like a long, slow moving seasonal clock  - planting it is the last thing we do in the fall before we put the farm to bed. Garlic shoots geminating in the spring are the first green things in our field (besides weeds) and harvesting... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 28th, 2020
As I write, our 2020 garlic harvest is underway and the crop is looking fantastic. If you like garlic and have it rated as such in your preferences you should be receiving some this week. An Important Note about Fresh Garlic Fresh garlic is ready to eat, however, in order for garlic to be shelf stable... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 25, 2020

Posted on August 21st, 2020
Hello! Farming using natural principles is a fascinating journey and I love witnessing the checks and balances that exist in nature. I have recently been noticing a lot of aphids on some of our crops. Left unchecked these aphids can do a lot of damage. One management option is to spray a pesticide that... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 18, 2020

Posted on August 14th, 2020
Hello eaters! I’m just really happy to have been harvesting these veggies for you these past few weeks. August is such an awesome time on a vegetable farm in our part of the world. So many crops are ready to harvest and there is just such a spirit of abundance in our produce. I hope that these... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 11, 2020

Posted on August 7th, 2020
Hello! I hope that Friday's rain was as welcome for you as it was for us out at the farm. We got an inch and quarter which is an amazing recharge in our fields.   I'm excited about a few new things coming out of the field this week. Carrots are finally ready and we've got fennel too which is a... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 4, 2020

Posted on July 31st, 2020
Wow, inches of rain followed by hot weather is the perfect formula for a vegetable garden. I hope that you have been enjoying your veggies. We have been working to get things harvested and then hydro-cooled and into the fridge as early as possible in the day in order to maintain the shelf life your... read more »