Black Dog Farms

  (Twin Falls, Idaho)
Eatin' Good, Livin' Good
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Radish Tester

Checking on the garden/farm/plot this morning I found that my little test area of radishes is going crazy. About 50 of them are poking up and getting a bit larger.

Every year I plant a small test area of something that I have never tried before. Now, just the for the record, yes, I have planted radishes before. Many times. Just not these radishes. I am testing out a winter radish. They take a bit longer to get going than typical radishes, but supposedly they store over the winter. From what I have read, cooks prefer them stir fried rather than fresh.

 This morning I ate a few of them, just to see how they tasted. Impressive. All of my farm box owners will be getting a taste as well later on in the season. 

So far, so good!

 
 

Potatoes Above Ground

Oh yeah. With the weather here in the Magic Valley finally warming up, again, things are starting to happen in the garden. Green things are popping up all over the place.

I noticed yesterday while checking the water system that the potatoes are finally popping up above ground. Little dark green leaves are forcing their way out of the ground, looking for a bit of sun.

Today we are expected to have a high in the 70's and that tells me more goodies will come up during the day.

Oh yeah!

 
 

Snow Onions Anyone?

Another huge weather change here in southern Idaho. A few weeks ago we were planting seeds while wearing shorts and T-shirts. Not today. This morning we woke up to a thin crust of ice on everything and a wake-up temperature of 27 degrees here at Black Dog Farms.

Yesterday it basically snowed all day in our area. The hills to the south of us are covered in white again.  Too bad the ski resorts closed up last week.

Oh well. The life of a farmer.

 

 
 
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