There is increased interest in gardening right now, so here is seed starting 101 LIGHT is the key ingredient. Whether it’s a shop light, a rope of leds, or a bright light bulb. Usually just a sunny window is NOT enough. Keep the light about 1-2 inches above the leaves. My lights are on a[…]
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[…]
Did you save your own seeds last year? Or maybe you have seeds left over from last year or several years ago. A germination test is a great and easy way to make sure those seeds will sprout and grow. Even if you have test phobia,don’t panic-this is easy! Place 10 seeds of the[…]
It’s back. Learn to pack a 21/2 X 5 foot raised bed with a huge amount of vegetables! It’s easy to multiply by 5 so this works for larger gardens too. This is an interactive vegetable growing workshop for all skill levels. We’ll meet at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 104 Courthouse Street, Saturday January[…]
Plan to attend the Grayson County Fair August 10 from 9am to 3pm and the Youth Livestock show on Friday August 9 from 5-8pm and again during the Fair from 9-3pm on August 10. You don’t have to enter the Fair to come enjoy the fun! While you are enjoying the livestock show and everything[…]
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[…]
Companion planting was a topic we barely touched in our recent workshop. Here are 2 charts that might be helpful. .