Farm Day is just a little over 1 month away. Please save the date, Sunday May 26th from 2-5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm. The event is FREE and open to everyone. This is the grand finale of our “Grow More Vegetables” classes and you’ll learn a lot whether you took them or not. Rick[…]
We are thrilled to be able to offer seeds this year! Southern Exposure is known for their locally adapted seeds and promotion of regional heirlooms. In addition, all seeds are USDA Organically certified. Each packet is $2.50 and all proceeds benefit the Market. Jen and I picked our favorite varieties. We love spending hours pouring[…]
We talked about using the broad fork for bed preparation in our “Grow More Vegetable” classes. Here are some pictures I took last spring. Mid to late March is the time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside. The row cover is handy in case we get a cold snap. The large[…]
Companion planting was a topic we barely touched in our recent workshop. Here are 2 charts that might be helpful. .
Rotation was another topic we covered in our recent Pest, Disease and Fertility class. Rotation, moving plants to different areas in your garden each year or in successive plantings, can be helpful in reducing the build up of diseases and pests. It’s important to know which family each plant belong to because they often share[…]
Here’s a review of some of the information we just covered in our Pest, Disease and Fertility workshop Saturday February the 23rd. We discussed soil testing, understanding what the results mean and using the calculator to change the recommendations given in pounds per acre to whatever size your garden might be. There’s still time to[…]
Is your mailbox full of seed catalogs? Mine is and I can’t be happier! I love reading the descriptions, looking at the pictures, dreaming of next years garden, tidy and weed free….Okay, back to reality. Before you buy a bunch of new seed, do a germination test on seeds left over from last season and[…]
It’s prime harvest season and the bugs are hungry too! Growing organically requires that we catch a problem before it gets out of hand. Healthy plants tend to be more pest resistant. Also, if you can remove a leaf covered with eggs or pull 1 diseased plant, it can save you lots of headaches in[…]