It’s planting time! Here’s a refresher on using the fertilizer calculator. My test results for the high tunnel told me I needed to add all of the major nutrients-N, P, and K as well as lime. N is nitrogen which primarily promotes healthy leaves. P is phosphorus for good roots, and K is potassium[…]
I’ve been going through the garlic I harvested in July. Damaged or diseased bulbs are salvaged for immediate use in salsa, sauted with lots of butter and frozen in small lumps for a quick addition into just about everything, or cut and dehydrated for garlic powder( thanks Suzanne Capone!) or if they are really bad,[…]
As of July 20, there are still about 87 frost free days left. I was surprised when I saw the LONG list of crops you can still plant now and get a crop before fall. If you’d like to plant a row for the hungry-there is definitely plenty of time! It might be faster to[…]
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[…]
Join us this week at the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am to make NATURE CROWNS! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always free.
Join us Sunday May 26th from 2- 5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm, 1322 Gold Hill Rd, Independence VA for an afternoon of hands-on activities. See and try out some of the best market garden tools. If you’ve taken our “Grow More Vegetables” class, you’ll see those spacings and planting ideas in the ground and[…]
Seed catalog are filling the mailbox and it’s time to start planning what to grow this year. This is an interactive vegetable growing workshop for all skill levels. We’ll meet at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 108 Courthouse Street, Saturday January 26th from 9 am to noon. Cost is $10 and light refreshments will be[…]
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[…]