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
Where will you put your new garden? The snow will tell you!
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!
Why I cannot get enough of winter gardening.
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.
Starting Seeds Inside: 5 things NOT to do.
I have tried a number of different methods to start seeds inside and have made few mistakes along the way. I have tried growing seedlings in windowsills, under different sorts of lights, on heated grow mats, etc. Here is that I have learned NOT TO DO: Do not spend your time making cute designs with … Continue reading Starting Seeds Inside: 5 things NOT to do.