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Hoop House Lettuce Update

It’s been five weeks since our great snowfall at the end of March and now we are in our rainy season.  The hoop house lettuce has taken off and we’ve started harvesting for the farmers market.   I’ve kept the hoop … Continue reading

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Extending Fall Lettuce Harvest With Floating Row Covers and Other Tips

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the U.S.!  We’ve enjoyed another great Thanksgiving as a family and we pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.  There is much for us to be thankful for, and one of the … Continue reading

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Remembering Ruth Stout: A Guru of No-Work Gardening

One of the first books I read as the Lord rekindled my love of gardening was “The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book” by the late Ms. Ruth Stout and Mr. Richard Clemence, published by Rodale Press.  Ms. Stout was a … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Experiment: Tillage Radish

This week I planted an experimental bed of Tillage Radish.  I have several beds with hard clay starting about eight to ten inches below the top soil.  Instead of using the double dig method on these bigger beds, I’m trying … Continue reading

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The Joys of a Bountiful Harvest

The kids are a big help in managing the garden and growing our own healthy food. The work can be tough and hot at times, but there are those simple rewards of learning diligence and responsibility—not to mention the joys … Continue reading

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Nine Foot Tall Sweet Corn – Double Dug Bed

Besides the tomatoes I’m keeping watered during this drought, I am also watering this one four foot by twenty foot bed of sweet corn.  The sweet corn is doing exceptionally well in this bed this year. Here’s what I did … Continue reading

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