Category Archives: Winter Growing

Brassicas Rule! A Fall Planting Guide

Giveaway! One lucky commenter will win an Organic Winter Garden Seed Collection from High Mowing Organic Seeds. These 5 cold-hardy varieties can be planted for fall harvest and will even overwinter in mild climates. To enter, leave a comment on … Continue reading

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Winter CSA Basics: Bringing the Seasons into Balance

This will be our tenth winter running a winter CSA at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington, VT, and every year I have been amazed at the enthusiasm our farm members have for winter crops. There is a glaring, fundamental … Continue reading

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Winter’s White Gold: Planning Ahead for Belgian Endive Harvest

Among the vast cornucopia of crops grown by the diversified vegetable farmer, there isn’t another quite like the Belgian endive.  Also known as witloof – which means “white leaf” in Dutch – Belgian endives are a long season crop that … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat: Staying Healthy in Winter

Living in the Northeast, as in many other regions, the winter cold has set in and the outdoor growing season has come to an end. This makes it easy to kick back, enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa, and … Continue reading

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Shoots and Microgreens to Expand your Winter Market Selection

Living in a climate like Vermont, where growing greens outdoors all winter is not an option (or even in areas where it is), raising shoots and microgreens can be a great way to expand the selection of winter produce available … Continue reading

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Disease Prevention in High Tunnel Production

Organic growers are increasingly choosing to grow year-round in high tunnels, in part to avoid the diseases encountered by field crops. Not only do high tunnels provide physical exclusion from airborne disease, but the environmental conditions necessary for the presence … Continue reading

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A Cold Frame for Many Occasions

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

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Tips for Planning Your Winter Harvest

Here in northern Vermont, our first fall frost can come anytime from the end of September through the middle of October, typically. It’s a short growing season, so, like many northern growers we’re interested in how to tease a little … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About Fall! Seeding Now for Autumn Abundance

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

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Mini Heads for Season Extension and Major Value

In recent years on our Trials Farm, we’ve fallen in love with the mini or midi type of lettuce – smaller sized lettuce heads that can be planted densely to maximize bed real estate and that offer great flavor. A … Continue reading

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