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GalleryGoing back to green

Our asparagus yield for the year

We are back in this incredible world of green, enjoying the month of May in Connecticut. So hello, US of A. The natural world is just exploding here, and it's almost like I've never noticed it before. I don't think that can be possible, but I also don't think we could have found a more complete polar opposite to the India we left (for the moment). We are here for about a month, just long enough to take a first icy dip in the pool and watch the buds blossom and give way to produce. View Gallery¬†¬Ľ

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Here are the yellow beauts.

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The sundried cherry tomatoes pack a lot of flavor in such a small package.

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Intensive practices also involve a lot of transplanting. Seeds can be cast (or spread w/ your hands) in a smaller bed and then planted more closely together in the final bed diagonally from one another. This greatly reduces water use and minimizes holes in the final beds in case some seeds don't germinate.

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We just picked a bunch of tomatoes - mostly red and orange cherries, some heirloom grapes, some teeny romas, and a few larger heirlooms. The garden here is intensive, so all the plants are as close as possible. This creates a microclimate in the beds which keeps in moisture, minimizes water and land use and makes for a treasure hunt when picking. Much different from row beds!

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Don't you just look good enough to eat.

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Went to see our first goat farm on Thursday - Jollity Farm. We learned about milking goats, caught some chickens and had some prison pork. As we were leaving, our host gave us some incredible chevre and garden tomatoes which we promptly ate.

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Sunflower shoots at the Saturday Farmers Market.