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Now is the time to plant for next spring blooms

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Friday October 25, 2013   -   By Arlene

Now is the time to plant for next spring blooms PURPLE CONEFLOWER (Echinacea purpurea) is one of HOME FARM HERBERY all-time favorite flowers. Originally an American prairie heirloom, it is one of the very best for attracting butterflies....

Purple Cornflower

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Friday May 31, 2013   -   By Arlene

Purple Cornflower (Echinacea purpurea) is one of HOME FARM HERBERY all-time favorite flowers. Originally an American prairie heirloom, it is one of the very best for attracting butterflies. This showy and easy to grow plant brings welcome color to the late...

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...

Tomato, Cherokee Purple (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Friday March 29, 2013   -   By Arlene

Tomato, Cherokee Purple (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO) Seeds for sale   This rare variety has been grown for over 100 years by the Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee Purple tomato plant produces high...

Let’s Talk About Cauliflower©

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Saturday March 02, 2013   -   By Arlene

Let’s Talk About Cauliflower©   Cauliflower is great raw or cooked even though most North American cooks tend to overcook it and render it almost useless.   It is a great raw snack and really is easy to grow....

What in the World is a Kohlrabi? ©

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday February 24, 2013   -   By Arlene

What in the World is a Kohlrabi? ©       Not a lot of people in the USA eat Kohlrabi and not a lot of people grow it in their gardens and it is simply a shame because this thick skin veggie...

Serious Pain Relief Made Simple

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Monday December 03, 2012   -   By Mike

Purple Rub is an amazing new pain relief cream excellent for sore muscles, achy joints, sprains and strains, and day-to-day discomforts from sports, chores and all activities. Purple Rub has an enjoyable cooling sensation when applied to the skin with a...

Mother's Day Sale - Come Check Us Out!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Friday May 11, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is a beautiful day! You need to come see us. The birds are singing and the sky is blue. The weather promises a mild day. The flowers are freshly watered and the tomato, pepper, eggplant and Swiss chard plants are all needing new homes. Your mother if...

Flowers, Herbs, & Vegetable Plants on Sale Now!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday April 17, 2012   -   By Twilya

I was asked today if I sell flowers and YES I have a nice assortment of petunias ready for your flower beds. Also available is osteosperman or a beautiful daisy type flower and brachy comb's toucan tango.   In the near future I will also...

The sale is ON! - Day 1

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Twilya

The calls are coming in and visitors will soon be headed out to the farm.  We have A LOT of tomatoes for sale as well as bell pepper plants and several types of herbs.  If you are ready to start your garden you need to stop here first.  We...

Winds!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Wednesday February 16, 2011   -   By Rowena

I knew the storm was coming, but it was snow I was worried about...not wind!!  The new greenhouse received its first true test and the back end failed....pulled the anchors right out of the ground and with 80 mph gusts there was nothing I could do by...

Red Orach

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Wednesday February 16, 2011   -   By Rowena

Seed ordering commenced about a month ago and I had to review my business plan at the same time...what is my goal...meet my "Foodies" needs...yes that is what is actually written in my business plan. I know that most of my customers are true Foodies...

Tropical moisture brings new life to Indian Summer...

Blog: Elliott Family Farm   -   Tuesday September 07, 2010   -   By Samuel

  Good rainfall the last couple of days and on our well drained East Texas hills, this will bring the last session of purple hull peas to fruition. Those of you who did not get any, or need more, there will be some for the fall. We decided not to plant...

End of the Summer Southern Pea Seaon

Blog: Elliott Family Farm   -   Friday August 13, 2010   -   By Samuel

The summer pea season was fast and furious. We picked sold and shellled a record amount of peas right on the farm. On farm response was so good, we didn't take anything to the Dallas Farmer's Market. Folks were buyng peas straight off the back of the picker....

Pea Day Accellerated

Blog: Elliott Family Farm   -   Wednesday July 28, 2010   -   By Samuel

Hot summertime Texas weather and good moisture have combined to give us peas a coulple of days early. The harvest started yesterday and will continue until tomorrow. Plan to come see us no later than tomorrow, and preferably today. We have sold lots of peas so...

The Rain Came Down and the Crops Came Up

Blog: Elliott Family Farm   -   Friday July 16, 2010   -   By Samuel

The rain came down and the crops came up. God is good. We are going to have a bumper crop of southern peas. These pinkeye purple hulls are wonderful. We think they are far better than BVR or Quick Pick and certainly yield better. Harvest date should be July 28...

Purple Martins and their family!!

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Saturday June 12, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

Today I took more time for fun, and to me that is watching the Purple Martins.  They are very busy feeding their young and before long they will be teaching them to fly......then before it gets too terribly hot they will be gone. It is already in the mid...

Morning Glory

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Monday April 19, 2010   -   By Karen

Morning Glory - Ipomoea Nothing beats the Morning Glory for fast greenery and really pretty flowers throughout the growing season. --------------------------------------- I'm growing my...

Tomato Varieties for 2010 March - April

Blog: The Farm Report from Turkey Hill   -   Thursday March 25, 2010   -   By Farmer Herman

Turkey Hill Farm 2010 Tomato Varieties Early: Cosmonaut Volkov - (65 days) Indeterminate. The catalog says “Cosmonaut delivers the true tomato taste...sweet, rich and full-bodied...deep red slightly flattened 8-12 oz...

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