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Gatlinburg Trip & Farm Updates

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 11, 2014   -   By Katie

It appears that spring has finally sprung in Southwest Michigan! There’s still a cool nip in the windy air, but the sun is shining and temperatures are reaching up into the sixties at midday. It’s a welcome sight! I’m so glad that things have warmed...

An "A-Maizing" Day

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday March 06, 2014   -   By Terry

I went to visit a friend today and he said he had some "maize" seeds that he had been meaning to give me but just hadn't remembered until today......I thought maize was just corn--well maybe colored corn, tasteless corn....Indian corn. I had no idea...

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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...

Square Foot Garden Seed Tape

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday February 04, 2014   -   By Katie

Seeds come in many shapes and sizes. The tiniest seeds – such as radishes, carrots and onions – can be difficult to sow with precision. One way to address this problem is to use seed tape. Fortunately seed tape is easy to make, store and use, both in...

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...

Our culinary yellow mustard seed is the best you c...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Saturday December 07, 2013   -   By Arlene

Mustard Seed Yellow   Yellow mustard seed is also known as white mustard seed   At Home Farm Herbery we have carefully selected our organic, chemical-free mustard seed and have just finished this year’s harvest.   For...

8 Organic, chemical free Holiday Dips to make your...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Tuesday November 05, 2013   -   By Arlene

8 Holiday Dips to make your parties special Dill Dip Mix   Sesame Seed Dip Mix   Mexican Fiesta Dip Mix   Fajita Dip Mix Seasoning ...

Planting Garlic

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday October 25, 2013   -   By Katie

Garlic is a staple in the kitchen for many of us. The fact that it’s so easy and inexpensive to grow means it would also be a great staple in your garden. With just a small amount of garden space you can enough garlic to be self-sufficient for the...

I'm Full of Beans! Seed Keeping Tales 3

Blog: Green Journey Seeds   -   Monday September 02, 2013   -   By Aline

  We love the satisfaction we get from filling our bellies with food from our gardens. We have been enjoying fresh green beans all month. In addition, I’ve cooked up several pots of dry beans to be accompanied by homegrown tomato salsa. An easy to...

Home Farm Herbery's featured deals of the week

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Wednesday August 21, 2013   -   By Arlene

Sesame Seed Dip Mix   Click here to place your order now.   Za'atar Seasoning     Za'atar seasoning will open a...

summer is in full swing

Blog: Chiles and More   -   Thursday August 15, 2013   -   By Pam

Well, summer is in full swing right now.  Many seeds have been collected.  I collected a few Black Naga's last night.  This is also the time to enjoy a bit of the harvest.  By the end of the summer I am sure I will be sick and tired of...

Potato Experiment Results

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday July 08, 2013   -   By Katie

Back in April I wrote this post about planting experimental potatoes. They were experimental in that they are: Planted from spouting (organic) spuds we purchased at the grocery store. Planted (mostly) in hay. Planted outside the fence, intermingled...

Elephant Garlic is an imposter!

Blog: GarlicMaster.com wisdom   -   Wednesday June 19, 2013   -   By GarlicMaster Lowell

Before getting into the growing of garlic seed I assumed that Elephant Garlic was just a big, honkin' garlic! Elephant Garlic is a leek, a member of the onion family.  That is why it smells kinda oniony garlicky.  It is milder than true garlic, which...

Mustard Seed from Home Farm Herbery is organic and...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Saturday May 11, 2013   -   By Arlene

Mustard Seed   Yellow mustard seed is also known as white mustard seed   At Home Farm Herbery we have carefully selected our organic, chemical-free mustard seed and have just finished this year’s...

Setting Up Your Garden for Seed Saving

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 19, 2013   -   By Katie

A few posts ago I shared that one of the biggest challenges I face personally as a market-gardener is being disciplined to start seeds when I’m scheduled to start them. Life is full of distractions and shifting priorities which means that more than...

LET'S START SOME SEEDS!

Blog: Shag Bark Hickory Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By farmfreshchic

It's here, it's here! My honest to goodness favorite part of gardening. I am not sure if it is the mothering or the miracle of the act it's self but I LOVE to start seeds. Big ones, fat ones, small ones, odd ones.... they all make me feel the same. A jump up...

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...

Chitting (Sprouting) Seed Potatoes

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

Our seed potatoes came yesterday! I ordered certified organic Nicola and Desiree seed potatoes from Seed Savers Exchange and can’t wait to get them planted! (I also ordered sweet potatoes from Annie’s Heirloom Seeds and expect they’ll be coming soon as...

Planting Experimental Potatoes

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday April 03, 2013   -   By Katie

Since it didn’t snow yesterday (yes!) I spent some time planting potatoes and lettuce in the main garden. Lettuce will go in under plastic row covers in some of our narrow beds (2' x 12'), along with spinach which overwintered and is already growing. I’m...

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