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Ten Things About Lavender

Blog: Blue Moon Lavender Farm   -   Wednesday May 28, 2014   -   By Magdalena

Interesting! 1. Lavender was said to have been brought over from Arabia to sell to Greek traders approximately 600 BC, later reaching the Hyeres Islands off the coast of France. 2. Lavender was used 2500 years ago in the mummification process in Ancient...

Seed Starting Resources

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday February 24, 2014   -   By Katie

Those of us who live in cooler climates and who want to get a jump-start on the growing season have been thinking about seed-starting recently. Last winter I shared several informative posts about how and when to start seeds. This winter I thought it...

2014 Seed Starting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday January 17, 2014   -   By Katie

Earlier this month I shared the 2014 Main Garden Plan for Arcadia Farms (and you can see it by clicking here ). I’m still working on plans for the Fenceline Garden because I’d like to transition it from a garden of annuals to a space for perennial fruit...

Full Moon Calender

Blog: Back2theBeginning   -   Wednesday June 12, 2013   -   By J

Ute York, in her book "Living by the Moon" says “ The old-time gardeners say, "With the waxing of the moon, the earth exhales. " When the sap in the plants rise, the force first goes into the growth above ground. Thus, you...

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...

Planting by Moon Phases

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday February 22, 2013   -   By Katie

Guess what? I started planting this past week! Nearly all of my onion seeds have met their soil! I’m planning to start more onions this weekend (scallions), rhubarb the following weekend (Glaskins Perpetual) and the in early March then I’ll be sowing...

Full Moon

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Saturday October 06, 2012   -   By Brian

I was standing in the oldest orchard. The light was provided by the full moon. High and staggered clouds were moving across the sky providing a stop and go slide show with the moonlight. And, I was reminded again that one of the principle joys of living in the...

I See the Light

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday March 09, 2012   -   By Jeff

Walking outside this evening was so beautiful. It is a wonderful night with clear skies. The stars are incredible and the moon, the moon is amazing! Everything is lit up by the luminous glow of the bright yellow moon. Awesome! After a long day of seeding,...

quiet nights

Blog: The Farm Report from Turkey Hill   -   Friday November 05, 2010   -   By Farmer Herman

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } The tide has turned. The seasonal tide. The lettuces that have been taking 7 to 8 weeks to market will now take 10 plus. Funny it has taken so many years to accept that fact. That after the October full moon, there is a...

LAVENDER HARVEST

Blog: Blue Moon Lavender Farm   -   Wednesday July 22, 2009   -   By Magdalena

We are harvesting lavender these days and are so impregnated with the smell of it that even after showering up and changing clothes, people at the store ask us: how is the harvest? sure smells great! The fresh lavender bundles are finding their way into all...

Gardening by the phases of the Moon

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Tuesday May 19, 2009   -   By Sharon

How does one garden by the Moon? Farmers have done it for centuries and many of our ancestors only followed the planting and harvesting patterns despite newer technologies. The lunar phase controls the amount of moisture in the soil. This...

Different types of HERBAL INFUSIONS to try at home

Blog: So Succulent Gardens   -   Friday May 01, 2009   -   By Blossomfarm

Infusions Infusions, or tisanes as they are frequently called, are made by pouring boiling water over the herbs and allowing the mixture to steep for 10-30 minutes depending on the strength you prefer. Infusions are used for extracting the properties of...

Calling ALL Local Women~Full Moon Gathering Friday...

Blog: Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm   -   Wednesday April 22, 2009   -   By Mike

Calling for all LOCAL WOMEN to come enjoy a FULL MOON GATHERING with me here among the shooting Lavender fields.  Friday May 8, 6pm Potluck (bring a dish or drink to share),  bring a chair or blanket, any smudging herbs and in site to the...


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