Build a Simple 4×8 Wooden Raised Bed to grow your own vegetables

The easiest way to build a raised bed- attach 4 boards together and fashion a 4 foot by 8 foot rectangular garden bed.  This size garden bed is large enough to grow many crops over 2-3 seasons in New England and is incredibly simple to build.  I bought untreated pine boards from Lowes to keep costs … Continue reading Build a Simple 4×8 Wooden Raised Bed to grow your own vegetables

Starting Seedlings Successfully Inside! Part 3 of 3: Caring for your Seedlings and Transitioning them to grow outside

Steps to successfully starting seedlings inside:  Choose what you want to grow and order it from your favorite seed companies. Find your planting zone (For example, I am in eastern Massachusetts and plant according to the Zone 6a dates).  Find the date that you can plant your desired plant outside (let’s use tomatoes as an […]

Part 1 of 3. Build your own Grow Station to Start Seedlings Inside….Successfully!

Introduction: (Scroll down to numbered list to skip all the verbiage and start building). Over the next week I will be starting to grow some of my farm plants inside.  Eventually most of these seedlings will move outside and to be transplanted into the ground.  A few more are destined for pots on the porch, and … Continue reading Part 1 of 3. Build your own Grow Station to Start Seedlings Inside….Successfully!

I love seed catalogs

I love seeds.  This is not a surprise.  All growers love seeds.  They represent hope, they ARE hope, right in a tiny package. SO…..I bought a whole CRAP-TON of HOPE this year.  And I am not done, because this year I am in need of a crapton of hope. Seeds represent the futures, they are […]