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!
Have you been wanting to grow your own veggies, herbs and flowers but have limited space and sun? Try container gardening. It is infinitely more easy than plating in the ground and so rewarding. I first traveled to France in 2003 to attend my best friend Melanie's wedding. Among the hundreds of wonderful things I … Continue reading Container Gardening: Create your own garden with limited space!
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
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 […]
Work at Daisy Hill Farm is gaining speed as seedlings are finally germinating and growing! Can you guess the select seedlings below? Fun fact: We are growing over 3,000 seedlings inside right now! 1. Hint: This is not native to New England. Specially grown for fans of the Indian cuisine. … Continue reading Guess that Seedling!
Early, cold-hardy plants that can be planted as soon as the ground thaws. Spinach, lettuce and other greens are especially excellent candidates for early Spring planting. I planted some inside a week ago, and here they are today. They are in the chilly basement, on the brand new plant stand. Happy in the fridge; not … Continue reading Hope in the midst of a miserable March