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Farm life end of spring 2014

Blog: The Kucek Family Farm   -   Wednesday May 21, 2014   -   By Maria

It as been some time since the last post as I have been working hard on so many things.  Kucek Family Farms had been thriving.  I and my brother have been prepping for harvest already, even though harvest is not till September some time.  Walnut...

Lesson Learned

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Thursday November 21, 2013   -   By Phil

  With rain forecast for tomorrow and they are calling for snow over the weekend, I need to finish putting the asparagus patch to bed today. I first cut the asparagus ferns off at the ground; cover with about 6" leaves; add a layer of straw and top...

Spring 2013 Video Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday May 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Despite the fact that I’ve been planting tons of seeds, the garden still looks a little barren. For this week I wanted to give you a video tour of what the farm looks like this spring. It’s not very glamorous right now (especially because I nee to do...

Seasonal Family Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 16, 2013   -   By Katie

One of the things I’m enjoying most about this year’s growing season is the opportunity to help others with their home gardens. Last week I had a chance to chat with a friend and former college roommate – Sara Heilig, about the garden that she and her ...

Shady Vegetable Garden Plans

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 08, 2013   -   By Katie

A few weeks ago I shared on our Facebook page that I was getting excited about ordering seeds for 2013. Our friend and CSA customer Joli Lorion-Fytczyk commented asking about what sorts of plants to grow in a shaded yard. What a wonderful question! She...

Winter Gardening Confessions (An Update)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 09, 2013   -   By Katie

Seems like anytime I’m making small talk these days I’m asked “How’s your garden?” (No complaints here; I’m happy to share!) So, let me just tell you how the garden is. It’s good. But not as expected. I just paid the garden a visit yesterday for the first...

Is Hugelkultur Sustainable?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 02, 2013   -   By Katie

We recently incorporated several large hugelkultur beds into our market garden. For those who have not yet heard about hugelkultur, you can learn more about the how and why of this gardening practice in my original hugelkultur post. In short, ...

Update: Hugelkultur on a Micro-Farm

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 18, 2012   -   By Katie

Christmas is one week from today… but I’m still digging in dirt! Ever since the end of our CSA season I’ve been planning to double the size of our garden for 2013. The initial plan was to tackle this in the spring with a day full of volunteer help and...

Square Foot Gardening Planting Spacing

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 11, 2012   -   By Katie

Our first garden was a Square Foot Garden. We’re talking about an authentic by-the-book (written by Mel Bartholomew) SFG. There are so many reasons why Square Foot Gardening is a great method for growing, especially for those who are new to gardening...

Hugelkultur on a Micro-Farm

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday December 04, 2012   -   By Katie

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we’re planning to double the size of our market garden this coming spring. The plan is to have one or two volunteer days in the spring where we can build raised bed frames, move compost from...

How to Use Leaves in Your Yard and Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday November 09, 2012   -   By Katie

Learn more at www.arcadia-farms.net Leaf Pick-Up or Pack-Up? I’m pretty sure we’re the only family on the block whose lawn is still covered in leaves. Why? Because leaf pick-up happened at least a week ago. In our suburban neighborhood, leaf...

October 2012 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday October 23, 2012   -   By Katie

I really dislike being cold. I can handle extreme heat, rain, dark, manual labor and constantly having my hands in compost. But I really dislike the cold. Since it has been chilly and rainy here the last several weeks, I’ve been pretty lethargic about...

The Fruit with a Thousand Names

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By Katie

This week I was hoping to provide you with a video tour of the gardens. But as I type this it’s raining… and has been for almost an entire day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining! I’m grateful for the cool weather and rain. Instead of a video...

Item of the week - Go and Grow by Sangrit Enterpri...

Blog: Farmers' Market at Sweet Apple Village   -   Tuesday April 10, 2012   -   By Joanne

Farmers Market at Sweet Apple Village Every Thursday from 3pm-dusk. Product of the week: Go and Grow by Sangrit Enterprises Go and Grow turn-key Raised Beds - the one pictured is 4' x 8' x 8", and we have several sizes, or can make it to order: ...

Robins & Geese, Kitchen Gardens & Yummy Potatoes, ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

A few weeks ago our friends Kevin & wife Hilda spotted twenty-one Robins in their front yard! Kevin is the music teacher at our childrens school and he told the children how he and his wife gazed out their living room window in awe...

Happy New Year

Blog: SlowMoneyFarm   -   Monday January 03, 2011   -   By Jan

It is only a slow season in comparison - but very busy in planning! 2011 holds some expansions, as highlighted in our other blog . Our poultry flock will have more Dominiques added and some Rhode Island Reds. We're looking forward to having ducks and turkey...

More rain!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Wednesday December 29, 2010   -   By Rowena

They forecasted rain...and it is raining...what a concept...something new to us here in the High Desert!.  Here I have had the rain collecting system last on the list and it should have been first!!  We have had more rain in the last 2 weeks than in...

Early May Flooding 2010

Blog: Grinning Planet Farm   -   Monday May 03, 2010   -   By Donna

May 1st and May 2nd brought in heavy rains and flooding in the area.  Although we had standing water on the property our raised beds drained fairly well.  The cherry bushes were beaten down, but they look like they will bounce back.  The sun is...

How wide to make aisles and beds?

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

The decision of how wide to make beds and aisles is a question of economics, ergonomics and of biology. The plants must be able to reach the aisles with their roots so they can eat from them, so the beds cannot be too wide. The beds must be no wider than...

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