The air is warming up and the snow is melting. It's (finally) time to really start planning for the garden this year! Daisy Hill may be a small farm, but we grow a lot of seedlings! All plants are grown organically from seed or cuttings here at the farm in Acton. I use an amazing … Continue reading Daisy Hill Farm Seedlings 2019
2018 was a year of surprises, challenges, joy, and growth for both me and my family. My writing energy was diverted, and that was okay; it was necessary. But after a week away in the sun, I feel so much more like myself: centered, calm, determined, and full of ideas and plans! Last week I … Continue reading Reflecting on 2018 (Part 1 of 2)
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!
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
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 […]