Daisy Hill may be a small farm, but we grow a lot of seedlings. I love the idea of helping others grow their gardens with healthy, organically grown seedlings. I am taking orders now for May pick-ups at the farm or at farmer's markets. You can download this incredibly-amazing Old School Seedling pdf Order form and … Continue reading Daisy Hill Farm Seedlings
People often ask where to put their new garden bed. One of the best ways to tell is to look outside RIGHT NOW to find out where the snow melts first. This is an excellent indicator of where there is good sunlight in your yard. This area is also likely to be a bit warmer … Continue reading Where will you put your new garden? The snow will tell you!
Farmer Kate?! Where did you go in 2017? You disappeared! Well, the basic gist of it was that I decided to be a farmer. I worked a super fun part-time job with some great gardening folks in Westford for most of the year, too, and then I just was pretty tired. I tried to do so … Continue reading 2017: A Year of Firsts at the Farm
1. Decide that you want a greenhouse. You can grow crops earlier, later and bigger. You can get cheered up in the winter. See my post Why I cannot get enough of winter gardening. You can feel like a boss because you built a freaking greenhouse. Winter is long and cold here in Massachusetts and I … Continue reading How to Build a Sweet Unheated Greenhouse in 10 steps.
Wait? Gardening in the winter? Yes! And believe me when I tell you it is amazing. With protection, vegetables planted the previous fall grow until early December, rest and then grow again at the end of January. Here is some of our delicious produce from February 2017 After experimenting with a walk-in unheated hoophouse last … Continue reading Why I cannot get enough of winter gardening.
I cut down trees. Many trees. Climate change is real and I cut down trees. Don't judge. I cut down trees to build a small farm, so there are still lots of plants to take in CO2! Daisy Hill Farm is a micro-farm, nestled into a one acre parcel of land at the end of a … Continue reading From Forest to Farm: Daisy Hill Farm in the Making: Changing the Landscape
The weather has been very tricky the past few months- late snow, cold rainy May and now we are right in the middle of June. I am planting bush beans, pole beans, soybeans, a new batch of lettuce, tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, nasturtium, just to name a few. And sunflowers. And … Continue reading It is not too late to plant your summer garden!