Category Archives: Winter Growing

Crop Talk: Growing Bountiful Kale at Good Heart Farmstead

I love kale. I love it for its ability to thrive in many zones (including our Zone 4 location), and for the way it keeps on giving all season long. At Good Heart Farmstead, we grow kale from May through … Continue reading

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Windowsill Salad GIVEAWAY!

We know you’re excited to start growing greens indoors, so this month we’re giving one lucky winner all the tools to get started! To celebrate the New Year, we’re giving you the chance to turn over a new leaf – … Continue reading

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Windowsill Salad: 5 Greens You Can Grow Anywhere

For years I bemoaned the arrival of winter, as much for the shortage of local vegetables as for the long months of cold and darkness we have here in Northern Vermont. But two years ago I had an epiphany that … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: Good Water Farms

This article is part of Growing Partners, our new series focusing on the farmers, gardeners, seed growers, breeders, vendors and non-profits we work with that are demonstrating leadership in environmental and social stewardship. We’re so invigorated by their trail-blazing work, we … Continue reading

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Great Gifts for Green Thumbs + FREE Shipping!

“If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden.” ~ Chinese proverb Inspire a loved one to plant their first seeds, support a gardening addiction or deck out the green thumbs in your life with organic goodies. … Continue reading

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5 Environments for Storing Vegetables Until Spring

It was not long ago that the preservation of homegrown foods for year round use was a practical necessity. As a result, root cellars and large, unheated pantries were common features of the home. While most farms will have established … Continue reading

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Time to Plant Fall Onions for Overwintering!

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

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Green Machines: 5 Super-Hardy Greens for Winter Meals

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

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July GIVEAWAY – A Taste of Food Independence!

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

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Keep it Covered: A Guide to Fall Cover Crops

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

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