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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 ...

2014 Main Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday January 03, 2014   -   By Katie

Welcome to 2014! I’ve decided to ring in the new year by sharing my 2014 garden plans with you. For those of you who are unfamiliar, our farm consists of two principal gardens: The Main Garden and the Fenceline Garden. Today I’m going to be sharing the...

It's so dry!

Blog: Woods' Edge Apples Orchard   -   Sunday September 08, 2013   -   By Laurie

Praying for rain tonight.  We are starting to lose apples off the trees because it is so incredibly dry.  We have trickle irrigation, but that is only a supplemental system and it cannot deliver enough water to compensate for this drought.  ...

Second Summer Crop

Blog: Sanzone Farms   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Sam

Well the heat here in the High Desert has been a double edge sword this year.  The first summer crop became crispy early, cutting our production short.  The good thing is we were able to plant a second summer crop with zucchini, green beans,...

goin' north, spreadin' health

Blog: Allicins Ranch   -   Monday April 29, 2013   -   By Ben

Well, as I am enjoying the sun here in sunny San Diego, apparently spring has not yet arrived in northern Idaho.  We had snow and hail about ten days ago, and it seems it gets below freezing most nights according to Kelly.  I cant say i am upset with...

Spring In Swing!

Blog: Three Dog Farmstead   -   Thursday April 25, 2013   -   By Christina

 Spring seems to finally be in full swing. I see wonderfully green leaves everywhere and the fruit trees have been flowering for at least a week or two now.     We should have some limited blueberries and strawberries available by the end of...

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 ...

White Fly threat to farming in South Florida and ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Wednesday February 20, 2013   -   By Tony

As an urban farmer who battled with draught and recently with the white fly ,I like to share with you a lesson from history "The potato Irish Famine and some tips from my experience as an urban farmer in the Tropics.   First, here is a...

Winter Planning and Building

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday February 11, 2013   -   By Rebekah

  With the cold, and occasionally snowy, days of winter upon us the farm fields are resting while inside a warm building planning for the upcoming season takes place. This year Procter Farm is working on a number of new ventures, not least of...

Hybrid vs. Heirloom Seeds, Heirloom Varieties of B...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Monday December 17, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

You're probably wondering why I am talking about seed shopping and gardening in December... well I realize some of my readers live in areas where they have the luxury of year round planting. While others, like myself living in cold...

Market at Springville this week. Lots of fall veg...

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Friday November 09, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders and friends of Abbe Hills,   Market this week is in Springville, 9:00 until 11:00 (note that this time is 2 HOURS EARLIER than the start of the Mt. Vernon market), at the Community Center right downtown.  I'll...

PART 1: Autumn's Bounty in the Root Cellar and Two...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Saturday October 06, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

The Season of Autumn... This is Neil's and most of the children's favorite season... I like it too, but I am all about Spring and Summer. I do love Autumn for the harvest though... the smell and crunch of the leaves under foot......

Meet the Winter Team

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday October 05, 2012   -   By Katie

Cauliflower, Snowball Y Organic Photo from Burpee {www.burpee.com/vegetables/cauliflower} Last week I shared in this post that I’m planning to grow vegetables this winter . For those of you who are following and would like to try to do the same, I...

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...

Rotation of crops unnecessary

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday March 22, 2011   -   By Mary

Most gardeners and farmers will plan to rotate their crops, meaning cycle the land between the principle families of plants.   This is largely unnecessary for several reasons. Some folks rotate because they believe that the plants eat different...

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Raining on my cherries!

Blog: Wilson Banner Ranch   -   Wednesday June 16, 2010   -   By Keri

It has rained here for two weeks consistently - every day we get up in the middle of the night or stop other work mid afternoon to go blow water off the cherries.  That's right, blow water off the cherries.  We use our sprayer fan to displace the...

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First It's Spring and Then It's Not

Blog: Avalon Farms Premium Homegrown   -   Tuesday May 11, 2010   -   By Brigette

It's the second week of May and the thermometer reads 42 degrees. And it's raining! It's a really good day to work in the office, getting caught up on things and perhaps even get a little ahead before the next wave of crazy outdoors (yes, I'm probably...

Heirloom Beets - Two Great Favorites!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Sunday April 18, 2010   -   By Karen

You can't beat Beets! Beet " Chioggia " , also called the "Bulls Eye beet" for obvious reasons is an Italian heirloom dating back to the 1840's. The Chioggia Beet has a mild flavour and it's...

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