Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sacred Heart Garden Festival

I am honored to be speaking at the Sacred Heart Garden Festival this year here in Augusta. My time to shine is Saturday April 24th at 11AM.

http://www.sacredheartgardenfestival.com/events.html

My topic is Organic Gardening in the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Potatoes Are Planted

We have planted out about 2500 square feet of potatoes in our little sandy patch. Hopefully they will be happy in their new homes. About to go round up a half ton of mulch to cover the whole area and maintain the fertility that I have supplemented.

We planted Red Thumb, Purple Peruvian and Golden Peanut. All double certified (certified organic and certified disease free).

I used a variety of fertility methods to see which works best. Just for record and reference I will mention them here:
Pure Compost
Compost + rock phosphate and greensand
Compost + rock phosphate, greensand and biofish
Compost + rock phosphate, greensand, biofish(7-7-2), kelp and brix mix(18% potash)

I will supplement throughout the growing season with poultry litter, liquid fish, liquid kelp and brix mix solution as needed with watering.

Cross Your Fingerlings!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blog O Rama

I am starting this mostly as a photo blog for the farm. It will also serve as a log to help remember what day the potatoes went in and so forth. Thanks for looking and please subscribe to keep up with photos and information as they come in!

I have imported all of the old posts from my former tenure at Blue Clay Farm in North Augusta, SC.

Enjoy

Brian Gandy

Nutsedge Farm: Beech Island, SC