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The dog days of summer are dwindling and the cooler temps of September have commenced in Northeastern VT. Season extension has been a hot topic in our region as of late, and so many folks are scrambling to get ready … Continue reading
Many years ago, I was working on a farm, and happened by a group of people who were gathered around for a workshop. The man giving the workshop, who was about my age, was talking excitedly about plant sex which … Continue reading
Growing is an act of faith and foresight. Faith because you plant these seeds, tiny embodiments of life, small parcels of potential, and you trust that with the proper conditions and care, they will grow. Foresight because in farming and … Continue reading
I began gardening with my father when I was very little. I don’t really remember much about it actually, as if it was so commonplace as to not be special. But special it was because my love of the garden … Continue reading
I didn’t know what to expect in May 2009 when I started my first day as a farm crew member. It was on a small start-up farm in Northfield, Vermont called the Green Mountain Girls Farm. It was their first … Continue reading
If yard space is your only limitation, you can still grow a vegetable and herb garden successfully on your patio, porch, or even your door stoop. With the proper container, amount of light and water, soil type, and fertilizer, you … Continue reading
Are you new to organic gardening and overwhelmed by where to start? Excited to start your own garden and grow food for your family, but have little gardening experience? Check out our exciting new giveaway! We’re giving away TWO different … Continue reading
I often joke with customers that ordering seed is the hardest part. With over 650 varieties in our catalog and endless ways of growing them all, the freedom can sometimes be stifling. Of course, so can the heat in July. … Continue reading
Last week Tom introduced a discussion detailing characteristics of hybrid seeds. As we all consider varieties for the coming season, it is common to wonder about the difference between hybrid and open-pollinated varieties when choosing varieties that are right for … Continue reading