Maintaining an organic garden well means paying attention to your soil and your ecosystem. Here are some ideas to help you do that.
Here are some tips on getting your farm registered as certified organic.
From peas and beans, to cabbages, to soft fruits, here’s how to tell when it’s the perfect time to harvest your crops!
It is possible to save your own tomato seeds and still use the rest of the tomato for making sauce or salsa. Scooping out the seeds and fermenting them for a few days dissolves the sticky gel around the seeds and also kills some tomato diseases. Next year you can have healthier tomato plants and if you select for early yield you can have more and sooner.
To encourage pollinators to feel welcome, we filled a small plot with plants attractive to pollinators.
Tech-savvy gardeners can use the StoryCorps app to record and share the stories behind their heirloom seeds.
Heritage Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of food, sustainable agriculture, and the preservation of heritage plants. Many regions have celebrations of their heritage sometime throughout the year, showcasing what has gone before and giving us ideas of how we can move forward with this knowledge.
Excited to try permaculture on our country property, we planted a 1-acre permaculture orchard. Our new orchard contains tree fruit, berries and nitrogen-fixers.