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Spring has Sprung

When we were kids, our dad would always mark the arrival of spring with one of his typically silly sayings. It went like this: “Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is!” While it is … Continue reading

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Getting Sauced

Every year, our tomato crops are by far our most successful of everything we grow. After planting our first garlic in the fall of 2011, the first structure we put up was our hoop house.  We filled it with five … Continue reading

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How to Hard Cook an Egg

We harvested our garlic today. Garlic is one of the few crops that seems to require almost no farming experience, to say nothing of its self-sufficiency. You don’t need to weed garlic; heck, you don’t even need to water garlic. … Continue reading

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What A Load of Horse Shit!

As we wrap up our growing season, there are a few things that still need to happen before we settle in for the winter.  The most important one of these is planting our garlic. In this neck of the woods, … Continue reading

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After the Frost

Many of our crops needed to be pulled before last week’s frost.  They just can’t take the cold and are essentially killed in their first exposure to the freezing temperatures. Our pepper bed, for example, took a hard hit.  We … Continue reading

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Saving Seeds – Garlic and Arugula

Fall is in the air these days.  It still feels summery in the afternoons, but the mornings and evenings are decidedly brisk.  This morning, it occurred to us that the potential for an overnight frost is creeping ever nearer.  Because … Continue reading

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Time to Pull the Garlic

Garlic is one of the few crops you can plant in the fall or winter, pay practically no attention to whatsoever, and then harvest in the early weeks of summer.  Garlic seems to thrive whether there is an abundance of … Continue reading

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