Black Dog Farms

  (Twin Falls, Idaho)
Eatin' Good, Livin' Good
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Last summer I built a new little greenhouse in order to test out a few ideas. Basically my ideas revolve around planting some stuff that I have never really grown before. Give it a good start in the early spring and see how they do.

About 2 months ago I planted a whole lot of herb seeds in order to try them out. All of them were set into good dirt in black plastic 1 gallon containers, and stored in my new little greenhouse. So far so good.

It looks like most of them are coming up pretty good now and just may make some herbs for us. Only time will tell.

Not being an expert at greenhouse design, I do believe that a bigger footprint would have been better. It is hard to keep the temperature and airflow properly regulated, but I am reading what I can on the subject, as well as experimenting with different set-ups.

If anyone has any suggestions I am all ears.



Who knew? I sure had no clue. What started out as an experiment a few years back, has now converted me into a believer.

In 2009 I put a few Arugula seeds in the ground because my wife had seen a recipe calling for it. Neither one of us had ever really tasted it before. My sister told us that she found it nasty tasting, and that we should not bother.

The 2 plants that came up that year were one of the best things that we have ever grown. We put those darn leafs on and in every meal we made during the summer of '09. It is featured in loads of recipes both in books and online.

Since then we have not looked back. Not only do we consume a bunch of it, we also sell quite a bit to both consumers and professional chefs in our area. As far as garden space versus dollars goes, the stuff is hard to beat. In addition, it grows like a weed. I highly recommend it to all of you growers.

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