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. .
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
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