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Cherries and blueberries in bloom

Blog: Riverdance Farms   -   Sunday March 23, 2014   -   By Cindy

It is just a few days past the spring equinox and the cherry trees and blueberry bushes are blooming, Honeybees and native bees are buzzing. A pair of Redtail Hawks are courting and building their nest in the Cottonwood trees in the river bottom below the...

Drought What to do and still have a great season

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Sunday February 23, 2014   -   By Brien and Debbie

I live and farm in California that has its own problems, Right now we are in a drought which to other states is a normal thing,but to us its an OH MY GOD what do we do,I am surprised how fast  fellow farmers looked to the Government for help-- WHY they...

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...

Black Friday Black Gold

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday November 27, 2012   -   By Katie

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed ours and know that we have much to be thankful for. Many of you probably also ‘celebrated’ Black Friday by standing in unbelievably long lines early in the cold morning to get great deals on...

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...

we've got plumbing in the gardens

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Sunday June 10, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders,   This week, we'll have nice lettuces, bok chois and other Asian greens, garlic scapes, and a few sugar snap peas.  The first planting of sugar snaps - the ones you got last week - were phenomenal.  All I can...

How We Roll

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday May 12, 2010   -   By Emily

I'm commonly asked how we control weeds if we don't use pesticides.  The rototiller and hand weeding between plants are the main tasks once the plants are up.  For other veggies, like peppers & tomatoes, we put down a thin layer of black plastic,...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Saturday May 08, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

Good morning, everyone!!  I pray that the others in our great nation will have the glorious weather that we are having here this week!! Everyone know there is so much difference between north Louisiana and South Louisiana, even the climate is drastically...

Tomatoes in our garden

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Thursday April 29, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

Just an update on how the composting and mulching is going!! After three days for pitch forking and shoveling compost...I was telling myself I was doing "weight bearing exercises" and this was good for me. That worked for quite a while, then came...

Greenhouses Opening Soon

Blog: Tibbetts Family Farm   -   Wednesday April 14, 2010   -   By Elaine & John

Opening day is April 16, 2010.  Although the plants will not be ready for purchase until April 30th, compost, loam and mulch are stocked up and ready to pick up or deliver. For the second year, our own Barnyard Blend Compost is available in both bulk and...

Organic Matters

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday January 13, 2010   -   By Terry

Weeds are a real issue to most gardeners..... well, all gardeners.  I've read that 60-80% of a gardener's time is spent weeding...what a waste!  Last year in a futile attempt to smother weeds that were taking over several beds during ALL THE...

Time to relax a little

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday November 27, 2009   -   By Terry

This time of year is full of mixed feelings; glad to not be rushed by picking and delivering every week, but still pushed to get chores done before really cold weather sets in.  The urgency of picking and packing is gone and most veggie farmers can relax...

Mulch...

Blog: Hanging Mountian Farms LLC   -   Sunday May 03, 2009   -   By Ted and Carlene

                                        Mulching We got a...

Potato Experiment

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Tuesday April 28, 2009   -   By Walter

Back in 2006, I did a Ruth Stout-type potato experiment that worked quite well. [Ruth Stout was a cheery old gardener from New Jersey who developed a permanent mulch method. Her books are fun to read.] I got some extra potatoes from another farmer, laid them...

bedding down

Blog: Sparta Farm   -   Friday November 07, 2008   -   By Rebecca

This lovely mild November day was custom-made for gardening - so the process of preparing beds for spring plantings was particularly enjoyable, in spite of the fact that our old tiller finally gave up the unequal struggle several months ago. Forced to confront...

2008 Bountiful Harvest

Blog: Grinning Planet Farm   -   Thursday November 06, 2008   -   By Donna

This was our third and biggest year yet for market gardening at Grinning Planet Farm.  We were so pleased with the clover living mulch around the tomato plants that we most certainly will do that again next season. We've had drought conditions here...


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