Category Archives: gardens

Garden Plans for 2017-Spring Garden

  Well, it’s the first day of spring.. and my garden’s are covered in feet of snow with sharp hard ice coverings and the ground is frozen under that..  but I know that spring is coming and I am giving … Continue reading

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Grow something in Feb -Seeds

Hi Folks, in my area its to soon to be starting anything, I mean even the onion package says closer to me last frost spring date.. so while I will be starting other things towards the end of the month. … Continue reading

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True Potato Seed

I had gone to bed very early last night, leaving a hot supper in the oven for my hubby and he said, there is a very thin padded package for you in the mail..  I said.. well, it’s either this … Continue reading

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Ginger Raspberry Jam Recipe

Ginger Raspberry Jam   3/4th cup of fresh peeled, finely cut ginger 4 cups of mashed raspberry (these were frozen from our farm) 7 cups of sugar 2 TBSP of lemon juice Pinch of salt 1 package of pectin   … Continue reading

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Garden-Budget Plans 2017

Normally, I have a thousand dollar yearly budget for my garden-farm, this budget includes, seeds, tubers, plants, bushes, tree’s, tools and garden related training classes, seminars Most years I am under budget by a hundred to several hundred but not … Continue reading

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Green Tomato’s Harvest 2016 with Recipes

we have had three hard frosts now and that means that the last of the tomatoes needed to come in, we did lose some that needed to go to the compost pile but 37 gallons came into the house of course … Continue reading

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When things do not go as planned -Sqaush

The first frost has hit the farm, but only in spots.. got to love microclimates..  a little bit here and little bit there .. my poor squash yield for this year is enough to make me cry.. Are you ready! … Continue reading

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Golden Needles Harvesting

or in common terms, picking and drying lots and lots! of unopenned Day Lily flowers. Ah, the common, humble daylily that most of us call, tigerlily’s or Ditch Lily’s are so wonderful to have in the kitchen, the little root … Continue reading

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Just work’in away

So many rasberries need picking every day or two.. perfect still piking the last of the peas, they are almost finished and the beans are in bloom now! the red current are almost finished but the black and white are … Continue reading

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Blue Pod Capucijners peas-overview

 Blue Pod Capucijners (pre 1800) A beautiful heirloom pea that is pretty enough to grow as an ornamental. Tall vines grow 5-6’ and the flowers and pods are purple. The very young pods can be used as a snow pea … Continue reading

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