Monthly Archives: April 2013

The farm in photos: April 22-28

It has been an awesome week here in the Santa Cruz mountains: daytime temps in the seventies and eighties (and yesterday in the nineties!), nighttime temps approaching fifty, the air heavy with the perfume of the philadelphus and the locust … Continue reading

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Tomatoes 2013

Got my tomatoes planted yesterday!  It’s a few weeks earlier than usual (my tomato- and pepper-planting date used to be Mother’s Day weekend, because by then the nights are generally consistently over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and the soils have warmed … Continue reading

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What’s blooming in the greenhouse – April 11

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Miner’s Lettuce Salad

Miner’s lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) is a very common wild green here in California, growing (in my yard at least) during the late winter/early spring just as the soil is warming up.  It will persist for a little while, but as … Continue reading

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Recipe: Basic Vinaigrette

We eat a lot of salads around here in the spring and summer, and most of the time I like them lightly dressed with vinaigrette (though there is definitely a place for a good ranch or blue cheese dressing!).  And … Continue reading

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The farm in photos: April 1-7

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The farm in photos: March 25 – 31

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