I was back a Red Pocket on Friday. It was sunny and a cool 10 degrees Celsius. My fingers froze and I got a little wind burnt on my face. Having said all that, suddenly I am starting to feel like I am keeping a farmer’s almanac.?
So amongst the beautiful green organic Asian vegetables and the garlic and chives was ever so subtle… not really, whiff of Kentucky Fried Chicken from the corner of Keele and Sheppard…. oh it was wrong… oh so wrong.
Farmer Amy and I weeded 300 bed feet (new farming term and is defined as the linear distance of 1 foot measured along a raised, mulched bed. The total number of Bed Feet in a particular planting system that is the cropped area of real-estate). We weeded carrots greens, and kale as well as the crop that we planted 2 weeks ago. Wow! They have have grown so fast.
I have also learned first hand one of the benefits of SPIN farming. SPIN farming using 24″ wide beds and not 40″ or 48″, so when weeding you have the option of standing up over, and straddling the bed. There is not so much bending, squatting or kneeling.
Gai Lan (foreground with yellow flower), Bok Choy (center with purple stems) and Soy Chum (far)