Over the Fence Urban Farm

Cooperatively farming small patches of Earth in Columbus, OH

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Answering the Call

I put out a somewhat desperate call to our CSA supporters last week. After two weeks of rain, our ongoing transition to the next round of crops, and attempts to keep the weeding and pruning and fertilizing at bay, it was time for a BIG workday. Thanks to all who answered the call – Sarah and David, Damon, Melissa, Elizabeth, and Jessie – we managed to fit seven hours of work into one! Thank you, thank you, thank you all!

Here are a few photos from the day.

The carrot bed was cleared….


….and got some broadforking, to make room for the squashes that are already making their home on its southern edge.


The first round of green beans got some support.


The “extra” row of tomatoes and the tomatillos got some much needed food.


Also done but not pictured – carrots cleared from another location to make room for more beans. “Garden of Eden” variety. Sounds about right to me.


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Field Report Photo Dump

Well, it’s been a month since I posted any pictures from the field. So much has changed. Plants have come and plants have gone. Here are a few highlights.

Potatoes are up and booming.


The view down low looking across mustard, peas, chives, tomatoes, carrots and more…


(from top to bottom) Pac Choi, leeks, and state fair-sized radicchio.


Sampling of our first few weeks’ offerings. (from top left – romaine, pac choi, red sails leaf lettuce, french breakfast radishes, spinach, kale, and mustard)


Me, harvesting radishes. (Photo credit Melissa Freuh)


The radishes. Can’t get enough of those pink ladies.


Melissa helped get the sweet potatoes in the ground. It’s gonna be a jungle out there.


This tray was completely full of lettuce starts. Now they’re all in the ground. Around 150.


Trying Surround kaolin clay repellent on the cucurbitaceae family this year. We’ll let you know how it goes.


Family reunion. Cucumbers and squashes waiting for a home.


You gotta reap if you’re gonna sow. Thinned the mustard to make room for the cucumbers.


After a very LONG wait, peas!