The leaf lettuce blend from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. did very well. Planted in September, we have been foraging in the little patch since mid October pinching leaves and leaving roots intact to keep producing more delicious salad greens.
The broccoli also did quite well....the 2nd attempt. First direct sowing of seed resulted in nothing, nada, goose egg. So these are from young plants purchased at local co-op. Wait. That's a lie. I bought them at Walmart, but "local co-op" sounds sexier. Dontcha think?
And despite much apprehension and chastising from Mom for too much nitrogen and too much foliage, they have FINALLY started to "bloom" the broccoli.
There should be more pictures here. More pics of carrots, cauliflower and collards. But alas they were unearthed and left to die in the sun. The mantra for 2014 will be "Good fences make excellent neighbors and keep the damn chickens where they belong".
Kelley Creek Farms is a small (micro really) hobby farm located in Central Alabama 30 minutes south of Birmingham. We raise heritage and rare waterfowl and poultry along with a myriad of other creatures that give the farm its life. In addition to the birds, we raise heirloom tomatoes and vegetables.
Each day is different and brings a new set of adventures. Some make you laugh and some make you cry. Some are just plain frustrating. But we persevere knowing that tomorrow's set of problems will be completely different than today. Still figuring all this out ....one day at a time and striving for a more sustainable way of life.