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Category Archives: Beginner Gardeners’ Guide
When the weather turns cooler and the farm and garden chores begin to ease up here in northern VT, our thoughts turn to stashing the harvest for winter meals. We want you to eat local year-round, too, wherever you live … Continue reading
As gardening grows in popularity, people are figuring out all sorts of clever ways to get their homegrown vegetables to keep through the winter. Now that root cellars have become a rarity, many companies offer a range of storage tools … Continue reading
Garlic is a wonderfully easy and rewarding crop to grow. It’s incredibly versatile in the kitchen, has great health properties and can propagate itself for years to come. There are, however, a few tricks that will help ensure success – … Continue reading
It’s a little-known fact that many seasoned gardeners aren’t aware of: you can grow onions (and shallots) in the winter. These super-hardy plants can survive incredibly cold temperatures with a little protection, and provide quality bulbs even after they bolt … Continue reading
Fresh and dried herbs are usually expensive to buy, especially in winter when both supply and quality tend to be low. Fortunately herbs are easy to grow in quantity, and are equally easy to preserve for aromatic additions to your … Continue reading
With just a little protection from the elements, you can keep harvesting fresh greens well into fall and winter. The trick is to choose frost-hardy crops that continue growing during the transition to colder weather and lower light levels, and … Continue reading
Preserving summer’s bounty for cool-season meals doesn’t have to mean standing over a hot stove or a huge investment in canning jars. Fortunately for those of us with little time to spare, there are lots of quick, easy ways to … Continue reading
Most of us eat garlic on a regular basis, but few realize how easy it is to grow this crucial ingredient of world cuisine. While growing garlic requires patience and some planning, the results are well worth the effort—and the … Continue reading
This month we’re celebrating food independence–and giving away a great set of things to help you get there. We want YOU to extend the harvest using: our organic Winter Garden Seed Collection our Seed Starting Kit, which includes: a 50-cell … Continue reading
Planting cover crops is a powerful way to improve your soil. Cover crops perform a host of valuable functions like increasing soil organic matter, fixing nitrogen, breaking up compaction, suppressing weeds and preventing erosion. In this guide we’ll discuss your … Continue reading