Fruit Trees and Mint Patches

Winter planting for summer bounty

(January 31, 2019) As winter wraps us in her chilly embrace, here on the home farm we are totally jazzed about the winter planting season. Cold weather brings plants into dormancy, creating an...

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The Darkness Garden

And sourcing for your soil

(December 6, 2018) As the first autumn rains soak into the earth, here on the home farm we are beginning our darkness gardening routine. As the growing season winds down, we tidy up...

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Medicine and Flowers

Adding cannabis and dahlias to your garden

(October 25, 2018) As the evenings become crisper and the days become shorter, here on the home farm we celebrate the end of another successful growing season. We're pulling pumpkins from the pumpkin...

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Vertebrate Management

(September 27, 2018) Of any home farm management issue, vertebrates (animals with a backbone) can be the most challenging and expensive to deal with. Deer, bears, gophers, mice and rats all carry diseases...

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Flower Power

Planning a prettier garden for now and next year

(August 23, 2018) Whether a formal rose garden or a small patch of cheerful sunflowers, nothing makes a lush vegetable garden pop more than a backdrop of colorful flowers. Depending on the flower...

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Greens Galore

(July 12, 2018) I never realized how much growing up on the North Coast influenced my eating preferences until I traveled overseas to Belgium. In that part of the world, they eat...

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Summer Garden Bling

Planting for color and flavor

(June 14, 2018) Hang on to your hats — the heat of the home garden season is on. As we continue to enjoy defrosted or canned pumpkin puree from last year's Great...

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Victory Gardening

A win for the planet and your plate

(April 19, 2018) What does gardening have to do with being more environmentally friendly? Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just beginning, I'm here to encourage everyone to start or expand their edible...

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To Till or No-till?

A big question for your small garden

(April 5, 2018) Whether you have a flower pot on a windowsill or your whole yard turned garden wonderland, growing flowers and vegetables is easy. Plants want to grow. But when starting a...

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Copy Nature and Grow a Thriving Kitchen Garden

Planting, fertilizing and controlling pests, wild style

(March 8, 2018) The secret to growing a thriving kitchen garden is to follow nature. A quick look at any healthy, living system reveals a clamor of diversity: plants of different kinds keeping...

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