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As we all search for ways to eat fresh, home-grown food year round—especially those of us with harsh winter climates—let us give tribute to the sprout and shoot…two super easy ways to feed your family fresh green and living foods … Continue reading
Nestled in a fertile river valley in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, my daughter and I have been breathing new life into a sweet old farm stand. I’ve finally been given the opportunity to put into practice all that I … Continue reading
When dreaming of an ideal garden, one often imagines a neat and orderly, well-weeded and organized garden, not necessarily an overgrown forest, right? Well…in some ways a forest can set a great example for your garden. Biodiversity is nature’s very … Continue reading
In an era where food security is becoming a growing priority, having access to affordable and nutritious food all year, say in your basement or pantry, is becoming increasingly important to many families, including my own. Canning, lacto-fermentation, and freezing … Continue reading
Whether you are breaking new ground or an experienced gardener, making a detailed plan can help you to make the best use of your space, prioritize your crops, and maximize your harvests. While I love my wheel cultivator and swan … Continue reading
Looking forward to a scrumptious spring salad again? ME TOO! There’s nothing quite like the first-of-the-season homegrown greens for flavor and freshness. Warmer weather is right around the corner in most regions, so it is time again to begin planning … Continue reading
To some, starting seeds indoors seems intimidating, but with some simple techniques and inexpensive start-up supplies, you can easily build a seed starting workstation and get your favorite varieties started indoors with minimal effort. Why take the time, you ask, … Continue reading
It’s so easy to simply hang your shovel on the nail when you hang up your proverbial towel at the end of the growing season, but there are a few simple practices that will help to preserve quality tools for … Continue reading
In recent years, I have noticed increasingly larger populations of Japanese Beetles in my garden. I first observed them in my garden a few years ago when I came upon them devouring my edamame soybean plants. Easy to spot with … Continue reading
The pathogen Phytophthora infestans, commonly called Late Blight or Irish Potato Blight, has been responsible for the demise of potato, tomato, and other solanaceous crops worldwide for centuries. It was the vicious culprit of the European, Irish, and Highland Potato … Continue reading