Monday, December 26, 2011

Problem or Opportunity ?

This week in the Garden I noticed a lot of snail damage. I realized that last year at this time we have had 2 hard frosts that had killed all the snails and slugs. Also the fence has been successful at keeping the peacocks out. (Chickens , ducks , geese and peacocks are great organic controls for snails). At my farm in Homestead I don't have a snail problem either because of all the toads. That left me with an opportunity for a learning experience . After a little research online I found that Iron Phosphate is a good and safe Organic control for snails and slugs . ( Before I buy or use anything I look for the "OMRI" label) ... The Garden looks great , check the salad bar this week !!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

First Harvest

Our first harvest went well , Chef Dave and Alberto harvested 3 types of radishes , mustard greens and Arugula. We set up our fresh garden selection on the salad bar and Ronnie Jacobson had the honor of first taste of the season .

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First Harvest in 2 days !!

I was at the Garden today and it looks like our first harvest will be Thursday December 15th. We will run a special salad on Thursday night and by next week Garden fresh Items will be showing up on our salad bar.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Progress report

Great progress in the garden this week, Alberto and Marcos finished the new irrigation system that uses a separate well from the golf course . The flowers are really starting to bloom and all the vegetables have doubled in size. The tomato plants have bloomed and some even have fruit ! And I counted 12 butterflies today