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Calling All Weed Experts!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday May 03, 2013   -   By Katie

Last year I had it in my heart to clear the “Woods” (lightly wooded portion of our 1 acre property) of the abundant weeds growing amidst the trees. Unfortunately I didn’t have it in my schedule nearly as well as I had it in my heart. This year will be...

Seasonal Family Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 16, 2013   -   By Katie

One of the things I’m enjoying most about this year’s growing season is the opportunity to help others with their home gardens. Last week I had a chance to chat with a friend and former college roommate – Sara Heilig, about the garden that she and her ...

Scouting

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday June 04, 2012   -   By Jeff

This morning I spent at least two hours scouting the fields for any potential problems. I really only noticed one problem, weeds. Even though we spend a lot of time weeding and cultivating, those pesky little buggers seem to always haunt us. Nevertheless, one...

Never a Dull Moment

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday June 01, 2012   -   By Jeff

I am sorry that I have been out of touch lately, but things have been just a bit hectic. Last week it was the dry weather and planting and watering and watering, and now its weeds!! There is never a dull moment here at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. today we...

Planting for the Soul today

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday April 05, 2012   -   By Arlene

4/5/12 It was a great overcast grey sky morning and I was out at 6:30 am weeding, bringing out the about 12 old containers to be filled and then planted with the following varieties of Zinnias: Cactus Flowered Mix, Luminosa Pink,...

Lying down in the nut grass, by Marilyn

Blog: Garden Inspirations   -   Monday August 22, 2011   -   By Marilyn

First I must say how thankful I am for the sprinkling of rain and the wonderful cloud cover on Saturday.  It gave me hope fall is coming. Don woke me at 5a.m. and said it’s raining, I jumped up ran outside in my jammies and did a little rain jig! ...

Know Your Weeds: Common Mallow

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Sunday November 21, 2010   -   By Jessica

Mallow is one of the earliest cited plants in recorded literature. Horace mentions it in reference to his own diet, which he describes as very simple: "Me pascunt olivae, me cichorea, me malvae" ("As for me, olives, endives, and mallows...

Diversity Lesson

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday August 09, 2010   -   By Emily

Diversity is a word we often hear, frequently it is in relation to race, gender, religion or politics.  That word takes on a whole new meaning here at the farm.  We are a diverse farm in many ways.  We don't rely on a single crop for...

There's a Reason for Bugs

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Friday July 16, 2010   -   By Shelley

Weeds and pests in organic farming have been more than simple foes--they have also shown us a complexity to the symbiotic nature of growing things that we did not know existed. Take weeds, for instance. In California, we had less weed pressure in the summer...

Finally!

Blog: Debbie's Garden   -   Saturday July 03, 2010   -   By Chickadee1

Hi, hope everyone is having a great day so far! I have been getting some MUCH NEEDED garden time today, taking a break for a few minutes. We had some good rain yesterday, finally, after about a week of scorching temps.....the basil had to go in the shade for a...

Save the garden

Blog: Tulsa City Farm   -   Sunday June 06, 2010   -   By Malcolm

 Well, after being behind from work, then a micro stroke, I have real stress now. How to save the garden from weeds. Mostly binders weed.And it seems the wind has blown some weed seeds last year of my neighbors Johnson grass over my way.  ...

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Eternal Optimism!

Blog: Greenjeans Farm   -   Saturday May 22, 2010   -   By Jeff & Toni

I promised to go with the ebb and flow this year and not feel pressured and not feel like it had to be done, but the weather is really testing my patience.   I don’t think I’ve seen a more cold or rainy May in my life! Even growing up in...

Golden Rule of Weeding

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Tuesday April 27, 2010   -   By Terry

Wild Things Farm was approved for a grant from the USDA for a high tunnel this year.  Since I've never owned or operated a high tunnel, I started researching both on the Internet and in books.  One book I purchased is written by Eliot Coleman...

Munching Miner's Lettuce

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Wednesday March 24, 2010   -   By Jessica

  The Spring brings so many yummy greens that we shouldn't be afraid to eat. Take the time to identify some of them so you can enjoy this free and nutritious bounty that the land has to offer. One of my favorites, Miner's Lettuce is rich in vitamins A...

The unconventional gardener

Blog: Ms Robin's Garden   -   Monday March 08, 2010   -   By Robin

That's me, the unconventional gardener. Nothing weird mind you, just doing things a little different. When I come across something that makes my work easier, or my body ache less, the decision to switch methods comes easily. No matter how silly it makes...

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...

Want to "BEAT" the Health Food Store expensive Pro...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday May 22, 2009   -   By Tony

In an economic reckoning or meltdown or crunch or whatever you name it , the best bet is to save money if you can not make more ! Penny saved is a penny earned. Now we who shop for Organic produce at an "X" health...

HERB TONIC FOR HEALTHY PLANTS

Blog: So Succulent Gardens   -   Sunday April 19, 2009   -   By Blossomfarm

1 1/2 teaspoon dried plantain herb 1/2 teaspoon dried nettle 1/2 teaspoon dried horsetail herb 1/2 teaspoon dried yarrow 1 clove garlic 1 kelp tablet (about 150 micrograms) crushed 6 cups boiling water Combine all ingredients, pour on the water, and let...

Seein' the Signs

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday March 19, 2009   -   By Teresa

I can hardly believe Friday is the first day of spring already!  The signs are all around -- the grass on the roadsides, in the pasture, and even in our yard is getting greener every day.     This fat (and somewhat angry...


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