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Planting Herbs in Upcycled Tin Cans

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 05, 2013   -   By Katie

This winter I shared with you that I want a beautiful, traditionally styled, super-sized tea garden full of straight-up tea plant (Camellia sinensis) hedges and oodles of herbs . Despite my grandest dreams, our micro-farm only has room for a micro tea...

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...

The Tansy Fairy

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By Jessica

??? Waste areas, roadsides, and meadows...my gardens, that's where you'll see the Tansy Fairy. My common 'vulgare' friend and her petal-less humble yellow buttons with tattered leaves and pungent humor have adorned...

Signs of Spring in Seattle

Blog: Sister Sage Herbs   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Jayne

I went for a nettles hunt and harvest at my friend's property on Vashon Island last week.  I brought a couple of friends and we tried eating raw nettles for the first time. All you have to do is fold the leaf up from the bottom into a tiny package. When...

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday March 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Raised Garden Beds Welcome to another Wish List Wednesday ! On the third Wednesday of every month I’m sharing about all sorts of things I’d like to have, try or know more about. So far I’ve brought you lists on things...

Keeping a Garden Journal

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday March 11, 2013   -   By Katie

I’m not a scientist by trade or education, but I have to say that I nerdishly enjoy experiments. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I enjoy continuous improvement and believe that trail-and-error lessons are one of the best ways to make...

2013 Journal

Blog: Ward Hilltop Farm   -   Sunday March 10, 2013   -   By LuvPats

Three weeks ago, after having Cardinals at our feeder all winter, they began to call. It was the first sign of spring. Two weeks ago, sign number two was a flock of 14 wild turkey hens lollygagging over the bridge after coming over the bank at Lynch Creek and...

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...

Garden Apps Wish List

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday February 20, 2013   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Garden Apps (from seed to table!) I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing organic or sustainable about apps for your mobile device. At first glance it may seem a little off-center that a website about living...

2013 Seed Starting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday February 06, 2013   -   By Katie

I’m getting giddy about spring now that I’ve purchased seeds for our 2013 gardens! I spent a lot of time looking through websites and catalogs last week to make my selections. I started my seed search having a general idea of what I wanted to grow...

Common Mistakes Committed by New Comers Organic ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday February 01, 2013   -   By Tony

1-New comers to S.Florida first common mistake is to garden as if they are still home up north.Wake up call:Please forget about using a fork to dig out the SAND.Your soil HELLO is SANDY.So , start to learn how to prepare yopur own SOIL FREE of NEMATODES! ...

State of the Community Garden II: What are the PR...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday January 17, 2013   -   By Tony

  From an experienced horticulturist  point of fiew(20 years of community urban farming in S.Florida), I asum up the Pros and challenges as follows. A:The Pros- 1)Urban Farming as a THERAPY:I have been interviewed by the...

A Micro Tea Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday January 14, 2013   -   By Katie

I want a tea garden. And by ‘tea garden’, I mean a garden with hedges made of true tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and tea-worthy herbs that I can harvest at my leisure (<— said with my best British accent) then steep for a delicious homemade tea...

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...

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...

Solar-Powered Garden Gadgets

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday November 14, 2012   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Solar-Powered Gadgets This time of year I’m soaking up all the rays I can on rare sunny days. It won’t be long now before the days become more gray and so I’m eager to enjoy the sunshine while it’s here. (Sing it with me… ...

Fall Farm Clean Up Day at The Garden Gate Farm

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday October 03, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

We are thrilled to announce that we will be able to do our Annual ‘Spring’ Clean Up Day this Fall! Many of you who were planning on coming out this past Spring for our annual event were very disappointed, as were we, due to the Memorial Service for Neil’s mom....

Bringing Children In The Garden and Yummy Veggies ...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Wednesday September 05, 2012   -   By Jean

"Any garden demands as much of its maker as he has to give.  but I do not need to tell you, if you are a gardener, that no other undertaking will give as great a return for the amount of effort put into it." ...

Decorative Garden Journal, Gardener's First Aid Ki...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Saturday August 25, 2012   -   By Jean

"Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words." Lydia M. Child I often talk about my love for journaling and awhile back I talked about a Cookbook Journal I had made for my daughter ...

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