October 2012

As the fall begins its time to cover the bare soil with cover crops. Soil is not soil without plants growing in it. Mostly we are using a mix of clovers and vetches with rye in the paths between the beds.

fava beans

In two of our experiment beds however, we are sowing fava beans.

heather cauli

The garden is yielding plenty of crops, like these stunning cauliflowers picked up by our 2011 intern Heather. She’s working at Lacrover a local farm who are collaborating with Sweet Earth Farm on a westside CSA.

basil

The fragrant Basil (one of the only plants in the green house) is at its peak.

tomatoes

Teaming up perfectly with these heirloom tomatoes to make a mediterranean sauce fit for the first clay-oven fired pizza…

pizza oven

pizza

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