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What Is New Zealand Spinach?

What Is New Zealand Spinach?

I first was exposed to New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides) having a Memorial Day gin & tonic in downtown Lexington Kentucky a few years back. My New York friend had just got in to town and joined me for a drink and not a minute […]

What we are Growing in 2019

What we are Growing in 2019

Check out our planting list at:  http://5thavefarm.com/what-we-grow/ The latest radicchio looks good. More From Garfield Park…

New Additional Grow Site – Crete Illinois

New Additional Grow Site – Crete Illinois

5th Ave. Farm has a new additional grow site in 2019. In addition to East Garfield Park we are now growing on 4 acres of virgin prairie in a small hidden valley in the old town of Crete in unincorporated Will County.

By June we were building 4 80 foot planting beds and 5 25 foot beds for herbs and flowers.

5 herb & flower beds in Crete
5 herb & flower beds in Crete
80 foot beds in Crete
80 foot beds in Crete

 

In April we planted around 100 raspberries and about 15 fruit trees.  

Our First Outdoor Grow

Our First Outdoor Grow

So we decided to do a dry-run and get something planted once we had our outdoor bed built in early August 2018. Mostly to work-out our space and technical problems for the first time. Turns out we have an abundant crop of hakurei turnips, spinach and […]