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Farm Update Wednesday December 3

December 4, 2008

By Ida Assefa

20053413Tulips take the prize for most inspired variety names.  You’ve got your Merry Christmas, Red Riding Hood, and Dreamboat tulips, as well as your Pinocchios, Scarlet Babies, and Shakespeares. Though we sadly didn’t have any Monte Carlo’s laying around the garden, Elsie and I did plant Purple Prince and Angelique tulips this afternoon. We planted the bulbs about 6 inches beneath the surface of the soil, so they will stay protected from the winter frost, and they should pop up sometime next spring. These flowers will be a great addition to the garden and to our flower CSA, where students arrange and deliver beautiful bouquets of flowers to offices around campus.

Adam and Nat also helped to scuffle hoe the beds in the north greenhouse which are now ready for planting. In the next few weeks we’ll be planting spinach, dinosaur kale, mizuna, arugula, claytonia, and mustard greens that we will eat all winter long.

Hope to see you on Friday afternoon, friends. Also, if you know of any great/funny/ridiculous varieties of vegetables, please share!

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