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7 Natural Ways to Control Cucumber Beetles

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday June 11, 2014   -   By Katie

So far the 2014 garden is off to a great start! At the end of May I shared a summary of what’s going well and what’s not-so-swell. At that time, the garden remained relatively pest-free. However in the short time since that post I’ve encountered to ...

Perennial Ground-Cover for Garden Aisles

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday September 06, 2013   -   By Katie

School started a couple of days ago. That means many things for me. It means I can get back to blogging with regularity. It means Pandora doesn’t have to be perpetually set at the Alvin & The Chipmunks channel. It means I can walk through the glass...

Frost! (And Other Updates)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Katie

There’s a reason why the last frost date in Michigan (the reasonable date on which you can plant outside in the spring without worrying about frost harming your plants) has been moved to May 18 . Last night (May 12/13) we had a visit from good ole Jack...

Calling All Weed Experts!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday May 03, 2013   -   By Katie

Last year I had it in my heart to clear the “Woods” (lightly wooded portion of our 1 acre property) of the abundant weeds growing amidst the trees. Unfortunately I didn’t have it in my schedule nearly as well as I had it in my heart. This year will be...

Pastured Poultry in Paddocks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday April 11, 2013   -   By Katie

Though the iconic mental picture most of us get when it comes to raising chickens is the standard coop and run, there are many methods for raising chickens. Here’s a quick overview of your options: Coop and Run. A dwelling for the chickens with an...

Early Spring 2013 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By Katie

NOTE: Ooops! Somehow I managed to only save this as a draft and did not publish it. This was supposed to be posted on April 1 (no joke). Keep that in mind as you read my "today"s and "yesterday"s. - Farmer Katie Today’s Headline: No...

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...

Baby, it's (almost) cold outside!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday September 28, 2012   -   By Katie

It’s fall. Big time. Temperatures are dropping along with brown and orange leaves. The tomato plants are bending beneath the weight of green fruit hoping for enough time. (I’ll be picking them before we get frost.) The zucchini, cucumbers and beans are...

Seedling Gallery

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Wednesday April 18, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Though the little sprigs of green above look more like grass or weeds than a vegetable, they are actually the beginnings of carrots. Carrots take a long time to germinate and it is very exciting to see some coming out of the ground. The early varieties I have...

Spring Planting

Blog: Hardcorner Farm   -   Tuesday February 28, 2012   -   By GrowerX

Just sowed the Spring Oats and Austrian Winter Peas as a cover crop for the pumpkins.  Inoculating peas is kind of fun, as long as it's not hundreds of pounds of seed. 

fall crops

Blog: Debbie's Garden   -   Tuesday September 13, 2011   -   By Chickadee1

Well, I am learning! It seems that the row covers help here in the deep south....when trying to grow fall crops of kale, collards, cabbage, broccoli, and other various things....I experimented with not using them versus using them. The sun/heat killed the...

The Quest for the Winter Harvest

Blog: Amity Highland Ranch and Ebenezer Hill Gardens LLC   -   Thursday May 27, 2010   -   By Debbie

We have been diligently experimenting with methods of extending the summer harvest into the late autumn months.  When the weather cooperates, staying warm into late October and even into November, it's easy to keep growing and harvesting the delicious...

The Home Garden, September, 2009 plus Greenhouse T...

Blog: Uwharrie Farm   -   Wednesday September 23, 2009   -   By Judy

         The summer home garden is winding down and the fall garden is growing well.  In the past week, from our home garden, I have gathered corn, green beans, lima beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.  The...

Uwharrie Farm Planting Schedule: Sept. - Dec.

Blog: Uwharrie Farm   -   Monday September 21, 2009   -   By Judy

         Remember we are in USDA Hardiness Zone 7      I love fresh strawberries from my organic garden in the spring.  September is time to start preparing for these delicious...

Green Manure and other nitrogen fixers

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Sunday September 06, 2009   -   By Brian

We use field rotation and cover crops as a way of resting and building our soils' nutrients and tilth.  It is also a way to cut down on our weeds.  Some plants like "Morning Glory" are invasive species and seeds can be viable for up to...

Rats in Yorkshire and the Implications of Fall Til...

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Thursday March 26, 2009   -   By Walter

The Independent (Britain's best newspaper) had an article today (March 26th) on the rat problem in Flamborough, Yorkshire. Here's a quote from the article. The main cause, argues the National Pest Technicians Association...


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