Summer’s Bounty for Winter’s Table: Long-Term Storage Crops

Friday, August 31st, 2018
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While our great-grandmothers had root cellars to keep many crops from spoiling, many of us have access to an unheated garage, crawl space,  or basement room that will do the job just as well. Storing Fall crops like squash, potatoes, apples, and onions will save you both time and money! …

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Native Wildflower Plantings Step-by-Step!

Monday, August 6th, 2018
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If you’re thinking of adding a field of native wildflowers to your property there are a few steps to take that will help your efforts to succeed! Since Autumn is a great time to plant for spring flowers, it’s the perfect time to begin planning. Prepare your site. You wouldn’t …

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Compost Basics: Garden Recycling

Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Compost at it’s simplest is decayed organic matter, known to gardeners as “Black Gold”. It makes a wonderful fertilizer and can be made from things you’d normally throw away. Starting your own compost pile may sound intimidating, but it’s really very simple! There are many compost bins and containers for …

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Grow Your Own Salad Mix: Lettuce and More!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
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We’ve all purchased those handy bags of salad mix at the grocery store, with the usual blend of iceberg lettuce, carrot shreds, and red cabbage. There’s something to be said for convenience and time-saving, but what if you could step right outside your door and find a perfect blend of salad …

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Bringing Back the Kitchen Garden – Companion Planting

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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We’ve all seen and fallen in love with those pictures of old-fashioned kitchen gardens: vegetables and flowers and herbs all mixed together in a glorious mix of color and textures. It turns out that those early gardeners were on to something! Not only are these combinations of different plants a delight to …

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Growing Pollinator Plants – Bee and Butterfly Garden

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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There are over 150 foods that we grow that depend on pollinators to produce their crops. These pollinators, like bees, ants, hummingbirds, butterflies, and bats, are just as important to the plants as sun and water! If you’ve eaten an apple, cucumber, strawberry or a tomato lately, you’ve eaten the product of …

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Spring Care for Perennials – Pruning and Dividing

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
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Even though bright annuals are making an appearance at nurseries and grocery stores, the mainstay of many flower gardens are those hardy perennials. There’s no need to buy new ones each year, just care for the plants properly (usually simple, low-maintenance care) and they spring back each year to expand …

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Yes You Can Grow Perennials From Seed

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Yes You Can Grow Perennials from Seed Problem: Your vision is vast, but your budget is tiny. Solution: Create the large swaths of flowering perennials that fulfill your garden dreams without spending a fortune, by choosing varieties that grow easily from seed. Herbaceous perennial plants—those that live from year to …

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Pre-Soaking And Scarifying Seeds

Friday, March 16th, 2018
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Pre-Soaking and Scarification To simulate the processes that seeds go through in nature, we sometimes need to take an extra step to help them germinate. We talked about Stratification, or cold treatment in an earlier post. Here we’ll discuss two other methods: pre-soaking and scarification. Scarification No, it isn’t about …

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Pre-Treating Seeds To Promote Germination

Friday, March 16th, 2018
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Pre-treating Your Seeds When we start seeds for our garden, we’re attempting to duplicate the effects of nature. Many seeds in the wild go through a cold period or are nibbled by squirrels or tumbled around in rough soil. If we try to germinate these types of seeds without recreating …

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Germination Station – Lighting Your Seedlings

Friday, March 16th, 2018
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Germination Station – DIY Indoor Seed Starting Putting a few pots of seeds in a sunny South-facing window may be fine, but for those wanting to start enough seeds for a larger garden, we need a Germination Station! The simplest method is to buy a heavy-duty wire shelving unit. This …

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Everwilde Farm’s Blog

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

From sowing to growing!  Look for lots of tips and helpful information about making your seeds germinate, grow and produce!