Soil warming

It seems that finally this week in New England Mother Nature has finally realized it was time to let spring begin and put and end to this frozen winter theme she’s been holding on to like something out of a Disney movie. This means we can FINALLY begin preping our outdoor spaces to begin accomodating…

Greenhouse Log 4-9-18

It’s that time of the week again time for the weekly greenhouse log. We currently have 15 varieties of flowers. Petunias 3:3 Forget Me nots 0:1 Alysium 3:3 Lupines 6:6 Morning Glories 9:9 Campanula 0:5 Lobelias 0:4 Butterfly weed 3:4 Delphinium 5:6 Marigold/ Aster Mix 2:1 Snap dragons 5:6 Sunflowers 3:3 Rock cress Creeping thyme…

Feeling Salty over peppers

Peppers have me feeling SALTY this morning! To germinate peppers I use a method I was taught by a local gardener, you place peppers seeds in denim, wet, then place in a zip lock bag near a heart source. Last year the method worked wonderfully, I was overjoyed to have peppers in my garden growing…

In the greenhouse update

As of 4/4/18 we have 136 plants started. Our overall total germination rate is 53% between 3 start dates (3/27, 3/30 and 4/2). Our average daily temperature in greenhouse is 90 degrees! We currently have 13 varieties of flowers and 8 varieties of vegetables. Saturday we will be filming our first episode of Future Growers…

More than it seems…

This Jar… This jar may look like nothing, but this is my Holy Grail. What makes this jar even remotely important, is that I got it from someone who always had the most spectacular garden… My grandfather. Many will look and see just a simple recycled Milk Bone container, but I see endless numbers of…

2018 here we come

Welcome Back… The winter woahs are beginning to drift away, well… Kind of… It is snowing right now here in New England. Let’s get caught up This season is going to bring… Plants, Plants and more Plants! In fact we can’t wait for planting to begin again and begin sharing that more than ever this…

Something Sweet Coming Our Way

So often I go back to the beginning of our a story, being a single mom on food stamps. Having a dream, thinking that there was no way we could ever get remotely close, thinking it was merely a pipe dream. Of course it is still in the dream phase, but it’s growing, expanding. Our…

Decoding Garden Lingo!

Have you ever been to the garden center and felt like the staff was talking to you in some secret code that only people with a degree in horticulture could possibly understand? Even growing up around gardening and farming there are so many codes, abbreviations and terms that even I sometimes have to go, WHAT?…

Let’s talk Hybrids!

Hello everyone, Our spaces are all being planned and laid out carefully.  We have tomatoes out the wazoo already and Boy do I like growing tomatoes.   We are heading into a big weekend here at the homestead,  Memorial Day weekend on the calendar here in zone 6B is kind of considered to be the MAGICAL time…

What’s the deal with heirloom seeds? 

Hello Again Everyone! We’ve been as busy as ever here at work on the homestead.  Along with our project of growing a year’s worth of food we are also dabbling in heirloom seeds, plants and seed saving for the first time really.  It is something that we have tried in the past but not with…

Reminiscing…

Good Morning All, I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, and that your Monday morning hasn’t been to mundane so far. This morning as I was driving home from work I began thinking about all the things about my childhood that eventually I would love to share here.  Of course it is far…