Category Archives: Articles by Farmer Paul Betz

A “How-To” Guide for Watering Plants in a Greenhouse

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

Posted in Articles by Farmer Paul Betz, Commercial Growing, Greenhouses, Growing Tips | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Utilizing Every Last Inch – Farming on a Small Plot

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

Posted in Articles by Farmer Paul Betz, Commercial Growing, Growing Tips | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Give Peas A Chance – Growing Peas On Your Farm

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

Posted in Articles by Farmer Paul Betz, Commercial Growing, Farmer Authors, Growing Tips, Variety Highlights | Tagged | 13 Comments

What’s Happening in Florida?

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

Posted in Articles by Farmer Paul Betz, Events, Farmer Authors | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Turning Your Lawn into Your Lunch – How to Break New Ground for a Garden

Every year, more and more people are opening up new ground for gardening, either to create a plot or to expand an existing one. I am a big fan of smaller lawns and bigger gardens, as long as a little … Continue reading

Posted in Articles by Farmer Paul Betz, Beginner Gardeners' Guide, Farmer Authors, Growing Tips | 1 Comment