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+00:00 November 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 | 2017-08-15T15:46:09+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Gardening|0 Comments