asthegardengrows on Instagram

Kelsey & Aisha

Queer farmers growing vegetables, medicinal herbs, and more in Southern Oregon.🌲 As the garden grows, so too does the gardener 🌿 #queerswhofarm

Report inappropriate content

🍃A happy little squash curly.🍃 The wind is chilly and mornings are becoming extra dewy. I can't believe it's already September 20th. The harvest moon and first day of autumn fall on the 22nd. We will be having our annual harvest party this Saturday. It's a little way to celebrate with friends and family everything that has/will come off the field this year. It's a good time to offer up gratitude to the Earth and all she allows us to do. We are always so blessed. #aishaatgg #harvest2018 #autumn #fall . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat  #growingfood #instagardeners  #ediblegarden  #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown  #homegarden  #vegetablegarden  #veggiegarden #organicgardening  #gardenlife  #greenthumb

0

0

4

Ahhh loofahs! Somehow I managed to get my loofah gourds going despite their initial challenges. I listened to a presentation about growing and harvesting them at the Mother Earth News Fair and they really appreciated what I learned 👍 I can't wait to give little loofah sponges for the holidays! . One of the biggest things I want to work on next season is trellising! Among other things, I caged the tomatos way too late and I think a proper trellis system will really change the game. Just wait for next year's epic loofah wall. . #homegardening #smallfarm #microfarm #marketgarden #loofah #loofahgourd #growinggourds #asthegardengrows #perseverance #organicgardening

0

😅 Jeez beans ya'll! Our pole beans are soooooo abundant it's kinda hard to believe. These beans were grown in the same spot as out spring peas that did not do so hot. We harvested several pounds today and are going to do some canning and freezing tomorrow! Watch our story for updates! #beans #greenbeans #polebeans #jeezbeans . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat  #growingfood #instagardeners  #ediblegarden  #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown  #homegarden  #vegetablegarden  #veggiegarden #organicgardening  #gardenlife  #greenthumb

1

🍂🍃If you have been listening, the seasons have been whispering of change. We are always doing our best to hear the transition and prepare for the next step while also being present in what's going on right now. 🍁As we come back to the same season in which this garden was started last year we are planning our expansion and growth. Our first step is to mulch and define our pathways with a thick layer of wood chips/green mulch. 👩‍🌾 We found a local fellow who sells firewood and mulch and just got 10 yards of his chipped mulch. We will weed-eat the paths, letting everything fall and decompose into the soil. Then we will load it up with chips! Follow our progress over the next month as we build this awesome garden up! . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat  #growingfood #instagardeners  #ediblegarden  #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown  #homegarden  #vegetablegarden  #veggiegarden #organicgardening  #gardenlife  #greenthumb

1

🍋🍋This spring I volunteered for our county master gardeners plant sale and scored this little #myerlemon for five bucks. It's still in the little 4 inch pot but it's really healthy and has a single lemon! We will repot it in a few weeks and bring it inside for the cooler weather. . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat  #growingfood #instagardeners  #ediblegarden  #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown  #homegarden  #vegetablegarden  #veggiegarden #organicgardening  #gardenlife  #greenthumb

0

🥒We harvested our first little set of #cucamelon this week! They're fun little sour cucumbers. Refreshing cucumber taste on the front and a little sour limey flavor on the back. So fun! . . . . . . . . . . #sourmexicangherkins #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat  #growingfood #instagardeners  #ediblegarden  #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown  #homegarden  #vegetablegarden  #veggiegarden #organicgardening  #gardenlife  #greenthumb

2

4

We did a thing! We are giving a go at our first #CSA type box thing, that in true Aisha + Kelsey fashion doesn't really follow CSA typical standards! The weather has been real crappy lately with the wildfires, so our regular outlet of the market has been somewhat hit or miss. The garden hasn't stopped producing though so we need to move vegetables asap. We put an idea out there and like five of our friends swooped it up. Tomorrow we will be delivering $10 produce boxes to some folks. These are box examples. The left one has three $1 add ons so it looks a bit heftier. The one on the right is a standard. We're really excited to see how this sales model is different than the market one and also wanna see if we enjoy it more/less. Thanks for joining us on this learning journey! #queerswhofarm #permaculture #notill #marketgarden #womenwhofarm #enbieswhofarm #oregon #organic #countryqueers #southernoregon #asthegardengrows

5

🌱More weed talk; beans before + after. We mulched with rice straw when we were done. #weeds #permaculture #notill #beans

1

Today we're talking about weeds. What a weed is is highly personal, especially depending on your gardening/farming philosophy. We haven't done much weeding this season mostly because I, Aisha, really dislike the time and energy it takes. I don't like how it disrupts the soil either. So up until today our youngest bed has been our WILD child. This photo represents my weeding compromise. Weeding the beds so we can plant fall brassicas but not the pathways. All the weeds are piled into the center and the living ones are simply matted down. This provides us lots of organic matter for the paths and keeps them mulched to avoid erosion. #notill #marketgarden #permaculture #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #enbieswhofarm #southernoregon #countryqueers #weeds #gardening #organic

3

Beans, beans, the magical fruit 🌱 We have sadly had to spend as little time in the garden as possible this last month, thanks to the thick wildfire smoke. It's pretty bad this year. But it's so awesome to see all the growing a garden can do on its own, especially in the heat. These babies were on the struggle bus not too long ago. Nature is magic! #asthegardengrows #growsonitsown #growyourown #marketgarden #southernoregonsummer #polebeans #smallfarm #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers

0

Awww tomatillos 😍 It's our first time ever dealing with these cuties. Can't wait to harvest them! #gardenfun #tomatillos #marketgarden #farmersmarket #centralpointmarket #asthegardengrows #patientlywaiting #harvesttime #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers

1

🐶 We got to puppysit our friend's puppy today! Her name is Lola. She's a 4 month old Boston Terrier/French Bulldog. She likes meeting new friends, chasing chickens, and eating blackerry brambles. 😍🍇 SPEAKING OF BLACKBERRIES! We will have limited quantities of wild blackberries available at tomorrow's market in Central Point! #blackberries #wildblackberries #frenchbulldog #bostonterrier #puppy #southernoregon #centralpoint #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #organicfarming #marketgardening #permaculture #notill

0

We did it! I harvested our first squash today and we got to see this beauty come off the plant. Nature is so rad. #twinning #southernoregon #centralpoint #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #organicfarming #marketgardening #permaculture #notill #summersquash

1

😅 Our squash are literally up to my belly button! We're growing green zucchini, yellow straight necks, mixed patty pans, loofah gourds, delicata, baby butternut, and spaghetti. #southernoregon #centralpoint #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #organicfarming #marketgardening #permaculture #notill #summersquash #wintersquash #squash

7

Business supply goal unloocked! ✨ We bought a brand new tent and weights this week! Super grateful to have a fresh look. Branded banner/sign next? Also, Kelsey painted these sweet little garlic signs last night and I just love them. Kicking ass at today's market in Central Point. Come on down and see us! #southernoregon #centralpoint #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #organicfarming #marketgardening #permaculture #notill

0