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Mowing Cover Crops in the Upper Fields

On Monday this week, some of the interns got some tractor time mowing cover crops like buckwheat in some of the upper fields. Cover crops play an important role in organic gardening, acting as green manure for the fields and … Continue reading

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How Fast Things Grow!

I had to be out of town last week for travel to a conference. When I came back, the tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini in the high tunnel had nearly doubled in size. What a difference a week makes, especially … Continue reading

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Muscadines and Morning Glories

This week’s weed of the week is the Morning Glory. When it begins to grow it appears up right but will quickly spread along the ground as a vine. It can be identified by its heart shaped leaves and an … Continue reading

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Braided garlic to hang and cure

After harvesting garlic this week we let it dry, then braided it to allow air circulation while curing. Find garlic at the markets soon!

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Weed of the Week

Here in the garden we have to clear a lot of different weeds so that our plants don’t get out competed for resources and nutrients. This week our weed is Nut sedge. Sedges are in the Cyperus family and often … Continue reading

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Snake in the sandbags

We often use sandbags to hold down floating row covers, deer netting, and other temporary coverings/fencing. When it isn’t in use it gets piled in the barn. These piles apparently make a great hang out spot for this juvenile black … Continue reading

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Buckwheat cover crop

Cover crops are important for adding organic matter back to our soil that we take so much from. Buckwheat is a great fast growing cover crop that can also attract beneficial insects, but don’t let it go too long or … Continue reading

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