I’ve been craving fresh vegetables. Longing for them, really. I swear I come out of winter with withdrawals for good, healthy food like spinach, carrots, radish and kale. It’s so satisfying to the soul (and to the stomach) to be able to prepare meals with food grown right from your own soil. Salads are a
You know that feeling you get when you do all the things you’re supposed to do, but then what you expect to happen…doesn’t happen? I’m thinking about the garden here. Spring finally comes after a long winter, and you’re anxious to get out to plant the garden. You’re looking forward to fresh veggies, and you
They come in all sizes. They come in all shapes. It doesn’t matter how grand or how small your gardening ambition might be. Adding raised beds might be one of the easiest things to consider to give a jump-start to your gardening experience. The benefits of raised beds There are many reasons to use
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When we were still in the dreaming phase of starting our market garden, the visions we painted in our head always seemed to include a few greenhouses. Large, beautiful caterpillar shaped vessels filled with flower and vegetable starts. Can you picture them? But as we moved into to our first year of production, we quickly
Here in Iowa its 10 below and everything has been frozen for a week now. Its times like this that April can seem so far away. But January is an important month for us, as its when we do much of the planning and initial prep-work for our market garden. Plots and crop rotation are
So we’re starting to figure some things out. When we first started this adventure last year, we only had a vague idea of what we wanted to do with our acreage. We had a vision, a dream, but the details of how that dream would evolve into reality were pretty soft and vague.
We’re having new electricity run in the corn crib and the wood shop, and it won’t be finished until Wednesday. No power, no tools. So it’s forced me to do other things. And that’s good, because I’ve realized there is still a lot to do on the property before winter really sets in. We’ve been thinking