This is my first blog post for Peacefully HomeGrown on LocalHarvest.org, and I would like to share a bit of information on myself and my business.
First of all, thank you to everyone who has purchased from my LocalHarvest store since I made my first offering in the fall of 2010.
Peacefully HomeGrown means that no methods other than organic, natural and vegan have been used. No chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertizliers, no animal based fertilizers (manure, bone or blood meal), have been used. I buy certified organic seeds, and use only organic gardening soil for starting my seeds. I mulch using grass clippings from my yard and fertilize with compost from all vegetable matter generated by my family.
This year I am going to experiment with minimum tillage to decrease the amount of fossil fuel used. I am using a small tiller and cultivator rather than my 1950 Cub tractor to also have less negative impact on the earth and air.
I have been gardening and since I was a kid, one of my earliest memoiries is of my grandparents letting me "help" plant their garden. I remember my grandmother letting me "help" plant the big butter bean seeds.
I am a vegetarian, so a love of gardening really comes in handy!!
I am also studying herbalism, and will be planting many varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs this spring, in the hopes of being able to offer plants this spring, and fresh and dried herb, plus seed later this year. A little later this year I also hope to have herb teas, tinctures and seasoning mixes.
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