Winter Growing

  1. Our Beyond Canning GIVEAWAY!

    Feeling uninspired by your old canning recipes and techniques? This month we’re giving away a canning upgrade! One lucky winner will receive:   Beyond Canning by Autumn Giles, filled with creative recipes and techniques for preserving, pickling and fermenting food. Featured recipes include Baby Bok Choy Kimchi, Pickled-Beet Carpaccio with Honey & Thyme, Tomato-Vanilla Jam and...
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  2. A Root Storage GIVEAWAY!

    Looking for a way to keep your root veggies fresh all winter? This month we're giving away the tools you need to get started. One lucky winner will receive:   Root Cellaring, a book by Mike and Nancy Bubel to help you convert part of your home into a root cellar a Root Vegetable Storage Bin...
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  3. Winter Harvest GIVEAWAY!

    Looking for a way to extend your season and grow food year round? This month we're giving away everything you need to plant your winter garden. One lucky winner will receive:   a Winter Garden Seed Collection with cold-hardy varieties for fall plantings or overwintering a packet of De Cicco Broccoli seeds Garden Covers from Gardener’s Supply Co a $15 Gift...
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  4. 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 December, and I’m...
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  5. 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 - shoots and microgreens are simple to grow year round, no matter where you live, and provide unbeatable freshness and flavor...
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  6. 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 changed all that, and suddenly winter was...
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  7. 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 want to share it with the world–and hopefully inspire the real food leaders of tomorrow to follow in their footsteps. ...
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  8. 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. No matter who you're shopping for this season, we've got gifts for growers of all ages and abilities. Here are...
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  9. 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 storage systems, smaller farms and gardeners may have to get a little creative. However, many crops can still be stored...
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  10. 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 in the spring. As with most fall-planted crops, success is mostly a matter of timing. [caption id="attachment_7536" align="alignright" width="200...
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