I am often asked how I use row covers on my farm. Below are the reasons to use, how to use, and when to remove. In all installation during warm-to-hot weather hoops are recommended to create more air space under the cover. I use the lightweight floating row cover because it is the most versatile.
We bring leaves home by the truckload to make leaf mold and to use as mulch in our gardens. Who knew building super soil could be free and easy! The only ingredient required are leaves and they are falling to the ground now and waiting for you. The Gift of Grandpa Ziegler The #1 question
I didn’t set out to fill my farm with pollinators and other beneficial insects. You might say it has been a side effect of all-natural cut-flower farming. As simple as it sounds, it’s true. Just plant flowers. Don’t use pesticides–organic or otherwise. Soon a wave of these guys will overrun your garden. As my awareness
A great mid-summer addition to the garden is buckwheat. There is plenty of time left in the growing season to take advantage of its many benefits and it is easy to grow. Buckwheat is a cover crop you grow to benefit your garden and the creatures that live there. It grows from seed to bloom
One of the most common questions I’m asked is how do I deal with weeds? My answer is simple: we do our best to prevent them and when we don’t prevent them we use a hoe. When using a real garden hoe (like our grandparents used) it is effortless to prevent weeds and to create