Eggshells & Some Seed Updates

| March 12, 2016

One of the most valuable things that our chickens provide us with are eggshells. We use a coffee grinder to crush our eggshells into a very fine powder and use it as a calcium supplement for the chickens. So the eggshells are essentially just going in one large circle from egg to powder to egg […]

More Seeds and Some Seedlings

| March 5, 2016

The first seeds of the year have sprouted. 🙂 We noticed the first few on Thursday and even more yesterday and today. The strawflowers were up on Thursday so they only took 3 days and several onion pots are poking through after 6 days. The shallots have started and our Tokyo spring onions are by […]

Flower Seeds & Some Mold/Gnat Control

| February 29, 2016

Yesterday morning we started a whole bunch of flower seed. The past few years I haven’t been as into the flowers as I am the veggies but this year is completely different. I have fallen in love with growing flowers. 🙂 In fact, whenever I see a flat of little green flower seedling being carried […]

Starting Our First Seeds of 2016

| February 27, 2016

We have started our first seeds for the year. Tonight we set up our grow stands in the kitchen and planted our celery, onions and shallots. Starting next week we’ll be doing a lot more. Zebrune Shallots Onions – Yellow of Parma, Long Red Florence, Yellow Borettana, Red Weathersfield, Giallo di Milano, Rosa di Milano, […]

New Seed Starting Apparatus

| February 26, 2016

At our last garden club meeting one of the members brought some valentines treats in for everyone. They were store bought cupcakes and were very good! We decided to take the container that they came in and had the idea of using it for a propagating/seed starting house. We took some rosemary cuttings*, some pineapple […]

New Seeds In Our Shop

| February 19, 2016

We have added some new varieties of seeds to our Etsy seed shop. You can click that link or find the listing in the widget on the left side of our website. New listings include the beautiful Moonflower, sugary Pie Pumpkins and a really sweet watermelon. Our seed shop is nearing 300 sales! Things really […]

Seed Starting: Tomato Edition

| February 5, 2015

Seed starting might seem like a momentous task for some people. If you haven’t done it before you might be unsure of yourself. So, we’re here to talk you through a few options and techniques we’ve learned in the past few years. We’ll start out with a bit about the supplies you’ll be using, method […]

Seed Starting

| February 1, 2015

During the last few months we’ve had many questions on how to start ‘such and such’ vegetable or fruit from seed. To us, starting all sorts of varieties of fruit, veg., and flowers from seed seems second nature. However, we’ve soon realized that this is not the case for many people. The nurseries and big […]

How to Make Seed Tags

| March 10, 2013

It is getting to be that time of year when we start planting our first seeds. We spent the day planting out over a dozen varieties of flowers and in the process we discovered we had no way of labeling which plots of seeds we had planted. So we got a little clever. If you […]

Muncher Cucumber, Tomato and Pepper Seedlings

| April 4, 2012

I am very happy to say that we had an excellent germination rate for all of out tomatoes. Every single one came up, from what I can tell! They are all growing happily under our grow lights and are not bolting up like last year, due to lack of light. Our muncher cucumbers had a […]