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Farm update

Blog: Back2theBeginning   -   Thursday June 27, 2013   -   By J

Our dedicated homesteaders here at back2thebeginning have been actively working on constructing the new shade house. We've converted salvageable' s from what was left of an old stable from years ago. Rather than completely demolishing the remains, we...

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...

Storage Onion Harvest

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday August 02, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Storage onions are a full-season crop, meaning they take the majority of the growing season to mature. The onions in the picture above started as 1mm long seeds back in March, when they were started in the greenhouse. It always amazes me that they grow to such...

Chelone - Turtlehead - Hot Lips!

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Tuesday March 16, 2010   -   By Karen

This beautiful "Pink Turtlehead", (Chelone lyonii - Hot Lips) blooms from late July right through to October. It's a North American native perennial flower that hosts the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly. Chelone comes from the Greek...

Hemerocallis - The Delectable Daylily - A Perennia...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Friday February 05, 2010   -   By Karen

  Double daylily at Wall Flower Studio Day lilies are most likely the easiest perennial you could ever grow. They flourish in almost all soils, (sandy to clay), but giving them soil that is rich in organic matter, or compost, is always a plus...

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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