Category Archives: Phenology

Hollyhocks starting to bloom

  It is a beautiful time of the year when the flowers start to bloom.  These hollyhocks in particular were transplanted or started from seed to beautify the grounds of Sol Feliz while providing for pollinators.  These are the very … Continue reading

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Poppies and roses in full bloom at Sol Feliz Farm

The poppies and yellow roses have always bloomed together here at Sol Feliz Farm.  We like to look at the timing of flowering (phenology) and see if it might indicate anything about the growing season or if we see any … Continue reading

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Apricots flowering at Sol Feliz

Our apricot trees started flowering recently.  We inherited a wonderful apricot from my grandparents and were able to graft it to make two more trees (we had three, but one of them died.)  We got another apricot from Tooley’s Trees … Continue reading

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Maize pollinating at Sol Feliz

This is the beautiful time of the growing season when life is happening.  The corn is pollinating and we feel good knowing that everything has worked out nicely so far.  An important aspect of this time is look and make … Continue reading

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Cota flowering at Sol Feliz

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Roses in full bloom at Sol Feliz

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Harvesting dry legumes for food and research

Today we got around to some harvesting of our dry peas and fava beans.  These kinds of crops, if not picked fresh for sweet peas or green beans, are best left until the very end of their life cycle to … Continue reading

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