Breathing Space

The busy season has certainly started and though we don’t have a commercial greenhouse, we certainly have a grow room which has tried to burst at the seems during this spring. As much as those new seedlings are such a joy to see in February, March becomes a bit crowded in the grow room. So…

Why?

  We’ve been taking advantage of the gorgeous weather over the past few days.  We are tilling and shaping beds, and starting to harden off our cool weather seedlings which will enter the ground in just a couple short weeks.  Before the craziness of spring hits, I’d like to take a moment to explain why…

Winter experiment

As a first year urban farm, we are constantly experimenting. We pulled our garden early this past year so we could put down a cover crop. This will feed our soil for the year to come. In the midst of our cover crop, we had some volunteer tomatoes. We decided to save a couple and…

Farming with Nature

We’ve been busy preparing our soil to be able to grow the most nutrient dense food next year.  Our soil test results came back, and we need to raise our PH to ensure efficient growth for vegetables.  The most natural way to do this is to apply wood ash to the soil.  We have just…

So It Begins

After years of what ifs and dreams, we are taking the plunge. I grew up in Texas in a family of 5 and we always had a large garden. Picking beans, shucking corn, and shelling peas was a family affair.  One day I’ll tell the story of Wally the watermelon.  My husband and I have…