Fall Prep for Lawn and Garden in 8 Easy Steps

Fall Prep for Lawn and Garden in 8 Easy Steps As the days shorten and cooler weather signals the onset of that first chilling frost, it’s time to harvest the last of your summer veggies, and prepare your garden for a well-earned Winter respite. As summer wanes and Autumn begins, there are active [...]

By |2018-09-20T11:05:05+00:00September 17th, 2018|Gardening|0 Comments

Exercise in the Garden

Exercise in the Garden When people think of exercise, most picture indoor places, like the gym, in-home exercise treadmills, and sweaty yoga studios. But this is a fairly recent mindset. If we go back to our roots, “working out” was checked off the to-do list just by living, through everyday activities like gathering [...]

By |2018-09-11T10:42:02+00:00September 11th, 2018|Gardening|0 Comments

How Does Your Garden Grow? The Humane, Eco-Friendly Way

How Does Your Garden Grow? The Humane, Eco-Friendly Way Dealing with pests is an inevitable challenge faced by every gardener. We’ve all experienced the frustration of seeing months of thoughtful care and maintenance completely set back by unwanted visitors to a vegetable patch or flower row. Thankfully, help is close to hand, and [...]

By |2018-08-20T16:35:42+00:00July 27th, 2018|Gardening|0 Comments

The Importance of Soil

The Importance of Soil Home gardeners and professionals alike know that crop failure, pest damage, and poor soil conditions can be major challenges, but no matter the scale of your growing area, the solution is the same: address the soil's needs and the rest will follow. Vegetables, fruits and flowers feed off naturally [...]

By |2018-05-03T14:51:31+00:00November 1st, 2017|Gardening|0 Comments

Two Paths from Seeds to Seedlings

Two Paths From Seeds to Seedlings I’ve worked on several farms over the last three years, most recently at the Carversville Farm Foundation in Pennsylvania. It’s hard work, some of the hardest work around, but the rewards are great. There’s nothing that beats coaxing life from a seed--it’s direct, it’s manual, and it’s [...]

By |2018-09-18T10:33:08+00:00August 15th, 2017|Gardening|0 Comments

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Meet the Zombie Apocalypse

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Meet the Zombie Apocalypse A Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Massachusetts – and maybe other states – started off this year’s growing season with a horrible infestation of Gypsy Moth caterpillars. By June they had covered the leaves of many of my fruit trees. Some friends even claimed [...]

By |2018-05-04T13:51:50+00:00July 18th, 2017|Gardening|0 Comments