Ok this right here is the first blog/post thing for lilfarm- the goal is to update often so that folks can check in on what were up to- unfortunately you can't post pictures of doing meth on blog spot, so we will have to leave all those out for now- but ideally we will add pictures and recipes and insults, and maybe even music critiques. this will become yet another thing in your day to waste a bit of it on- hopefully it all feels worth it.
This week has been fill the greenhouse week- we planted kale,collards,broccoli,cabbage, leeks,onions, and some head lettuce, we started most everything in 72 cell trays, and all of that was using our home blended soil mix which I'll add a recipe for:
Poor Folks Good Ass Potting Mix Recipe
In a large large container-mix these things in this order, I use a 5 gallon bucket as a measure. and i mix outside because these things will irritate your little lungs.
2 parts peat moss (this is not a sustainable product, i'mresearching a good substitute) 1/2 cup of lime to counter the acidity of the peat 1 part vermiculite(coarse) 1 part pearlite(don't breath the dust because its bad for you!) 1 part good compost- i use various ones- but make sure its from a good quality reputable source 1/3 bucket of worm castings- no more than 10% by volume and one cup of each of the following: bone meal blood meal greensand on these things you can substitute a non animal source or whatever you have a preference to , but match the numbers so that you have an appropriate N,P,K ratio. What we do is mix the lime and peat first, then add the next ingredient while spraying with a little water to keep down dust(wear a mask appropriate for the task)mix thoroughly then go like that one at a time until everything is mixed completely and there is no way to have clumps or pockets of unmixed things. I add enough water so it feels good, but you don't want it saturated, so take it easy tiger.
lilfarm is in the piedmont of North Carolina...we grow food...we sell it...we have two weekly markets and a CSA...lots of acres 1 busted tractor 2 dogs 300 chickens, and an amazing goal of one day turning a profit.