Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April's Farm Inventory






Beets 2 weeks old, that is 1/8in twine on the bottom


Swiss Chard

This dirt has carrot seeds in there

Sugar Snap Peas 3 weeks old

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Weed or Vegetable?

Early season can be difficult for neat freaks that look out for any sightings of unintentional plants. From seeding, incidental lines of growth is a sign of vegetable, everything else is an enemy.

1500 Worm Eggs

Seeds are not Fertilizer

This is what happens when you think you're seeding the grass but you're really dumping a handful of fertilizer on it. Science says it's from too much nitrogen and google says that the only thing you can do is replace the soil and grass.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kimberly the Composter

Brooklyn Farm is composting now. Kitchen scraps, yard waste, anything organic can be thrown in there.

Farmer No.1

I grew up out in the country in Colorado, and my family always had a huge vegetable and flower garden. After moving to New York City and being surrounded by concrete, I realized how much I missed anything green. Simple blades of grass became a luxury. I resigned myself to the idea that as long as I lived here, I needed to forget about my love of nature and save it for another life. But then, a miracle happened. In the great new york apartment seach, we found this little jem of an aparment and it has a big backyard in the middle of brooklyn. I felt like my soul came to life. An entire part of my personality that was hidden suddenly came out in full force. I was shoveling mounds of dirt and laying sod and planting hundreds of seeds. The garden has become an obsession/money pit/blessing and I can't wait for the summer. Thanks for reading our blog.

Farmer No.2

I am the resident farm hand. I can be found carrying bags of dirt around and making ground objects level.

Rookie Mistakes

Welcome to our blog. This is my favorite picture from summer 2007. Last year we moved into our garden level apartment and what started out as a little garden turned into a full time vegetable farm. I had the brilliant plan of planting "a seed every two inches". Rookie mistake. I didn't really think it would all grow, but it did. By august, we had hundreds of tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peppers, peas... more than we could even give away. It was a big wonderful mess and amazing to see a those little seeds transform into giant plants. We are really excited for the garden of 2008, so there is much to come in the next few months...

Pictures from Summer 2007

Banana Pepper in front of Farmer No. 1

Inherited fig tree
JalapeƱo Peppers