Climate change strikes again. After the extremely snowy winter, snow melt here in Lapland caused quite a bit of flooding. Water in the lake hardly reached the normal level before the rainy part of the summer started. Flood pools near the shorelines offered an excellent breeding ground for insects. Insect eating birds and their little … More Too many rain drops and other summer tales
It was another busy summer! We were simply too busy to write about it. But at least we took some pictures. One of the first duties of the season was rearranging the growing place for young asparagus plants. There always must be new trials, some for each season. This mysterious group of seedlings is one … More Just like summers used to be – before they invented holidays!
So here we are at the height of our asparagus harvesting season and we appear to have some technical problems, locally known as the weather. As you can see we have snow cover on the asparagus field in June, which will bring the harvest to a halt for at least the short term. At this … More Lapland asparagus in the snow!
This year’s season started very late but full of promise as last year the summer went well for the asparagus to really recharge their roots. However not only was this season 2 weeks late, it also continued cold and still is quite cool meaning the plants have been slow to extend their shoots. It is … More Harvest before growing – the reverse cycle of asparagus
I guess the inspiration came from the soil here, it looked just right for this crop to grow in. Having lived in England’s traditional asparagus growing region, but never actually grown any it felt like time to have a go. The old fields had not been used for over 40 years. They were well overgrown to … More Teeriniemi asparagus – where did it all start
Introducing asparagus production inside the arctic circle in northern Finland.The 2015 harvest season is now under way, the first day of harvesting 2 times means that we harvested under the midnight sun for the second cut of today. Now the warm weather has arrived the plants are moving fast, the season is late and the … More Midsummer midnight sun asparagus harvesting
Asparagus growing inside the Arctic Circle, Teeriniemi Farm in Finnish Lapland. … More Tarinoita Lapin Parsasta – ja muustakin puuhastelusta Teerinimessä