June 2017

  1. A Dozen Crops to Plant in Summer for Refreshing Fall Harvests

    Let’s not kid ourselves: summer is almost over. Okay, not quite. We still have the dog days of August to get through, not to mention the unavoidable attempt of weeds to do a hostile takeover in the fields during July, but then—THEN—it’s fall. Sweet, crisp fall, with its deep evening light, cool mornings and palpable anticipation of the quiet restfulness...
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  2. Disease-Free Seed

    The diseases black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Campestris) and black leg (Phoma lingam) represent a serious threat to brassica crops like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. They can wipe out whole fields and spread rapidly to surrounding farms, potentially devastating not only vegetable crops but also brassica seed crops in places like the Pacific Northwest, a heavy seed-producing region. High Mowing...
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  3. Philosophies on Floating Row Cover

    An Introduction to Floating Row Cover Organic growers have always had to create innovative, safe and effective ways of dealing with the many negative pressures that can affect plants. Unlike conventional farm models, organic growers choose not to utilize broad-reaching and destructive applications like synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to help their plants avoid pests and disease. But no farm...
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  4. Our Garden Maintenance GIVEAWAY!

    Our Garden Maintenance GIVEAWAY! Enter to win these garden tools that will help you maintain a pristine growing space. This month’s giveaway offers a chance for one lucky winner to receive this acclaimed Felco pruner and a pair of nitrile gloves from Gardener’s Supply. These pruners are sure to become your favorite garden tool! HOW TO ENTER: It’s easy - just...
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  5. Variety Highlights for Succession Planting at Good Heart Farmstead

    At Good Heart Farmstead, we grow certified organic vegetables for a CSA and local restaurants.  Our harvest season begins in March with wholesale greens, kicks into high gear in June at the start of our CSA, and runs through December.  With a long season that spans Vermont’s seasons, succession planting is essential to keep the fields producing. As a farmer...
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  6. Spring Recipes: What To Do With All Those Greens!

    Follow the links in each paragraph to get inspired and use the abundance of fresh greens you’re harvesting or buying this spring! If you still need seed for any of these greens, there’s plenty of time to order and plant them for a summer crop. Click on the image next to each crop to visit our product pages. Spinach  Nobody...
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