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Author Archives: Paul Betz
In my mind, I am a now junior grower. I figure you get one freshman year, and then a bunch of sophomore years. After 12 seasons, I am unwilling to consider myself a senior grower, but I get a little … Continue reading
I have been growing tomatoes in the greenhouse for 12 years now. I switched to grafted plants after my house “hit the wall.” After four successful years of growing glorious plants laden with fruit, my un-grafted plants topped out at … Continue reading
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In 1995, my wife and I moved to Maple Corner in Calais, VT, and found a cool little house to rent. We had been traveling and the prospect of having more than 80 square feet of living space was really … Continue reading
- Paul Betz is the owner of High Ledge Farm in Woodbury, VT, and in the winter months is a High Mowing Organic Seeds Sales Associate. We grow a fair amount of tomatoes for our markets, but like I have … Continue reading
One of the great things about running a greenhouse is the level of targeted care that you can give to your plants. They are all in one spot, and their basic needs can be addressed in a way that would … Continue reading
At my farm, we are growing on 2.5 acres of land. Given that we are land locked, and have little opportunity to expand our acreage, we have very little room for planting too much of any given crop. Over the … Continue reading
Anyone who has a farm or garden knows that despite our best efforts, things don’t always go according to plan. Now imagine tending a garden with over 600 varieties of vegetables and flowers. The fruit of this garden is the High … Continue reading
It seems that everyone likes eating peas, but the planting and picking part can be a challenge. At my farm, we have decided that they are an important piece of our crop mix, and have found ways to ease their … Continue reading
I recently attended the 2011 Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference in Kissimmee Florida. There was lots of excitement from attendees and exhibitors around the programs offered and the local food movement in Florida. There is an on-going increase … Continue reading