Archives: January 2021
Putting Your Garden To BedGosh, its fall already – feels like a few weeks ago we were planting the spring garden. Kids are back at school, we feel a coolness in the air, so it must be time to prep the vegetable garden for spring. ~ Start the fall cleanup – pull up all your ‘done’ plants and haul them to the compost pile. ~ Green tomatoes...
Tomato Canning 101'Why' a family should think about canning tomatoes… We still call it canning – even if we mostly use bottles - but late summer and fall is when a lot of canning takes place. A GREAT way to control the quality of food your family eats! If one of your goals is to reduce the amount of processed food you...
Pollinator Friendly FlowersPollinators play a critical role in agriculture and our ecosystems. They transfer pollen between flowers while visiting a plant for food, mates, shelter and nest-building materials, leading to fertilization and successful seed and fruit production for plants. They are responsible for an estimated one out of three bites of food that people eat according to the National Garden Pollinator Network...
Seed Starting GuidelinesIntroduction Seeds are easy to start indoors. Many vegetable, herb and flower varieties have unique requirements so the key to success is to do a little research on your seeds before you start. Starting seeds is a very rewarding and economical activity and even trying to germinate some of the more challenging seeds can be done if you read the Stokes...
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