Gardening · Markets

This Year’s Tomato Plants

Along with the herbs and strawberry plants, the tomato plants are growing happily in the greenhouse. Early in the season, I wasn't sold entirely on growing lots of tomato plants, as I normally do every year. This has more to do with the field not being quite ready for them. But, of course, as soon… Continue reading This Year’s Tomato Plants

Gardening · Herbalism · Reviews

Hydropod Review

I came across the Hydropod this winter, and picked it up for the boys to use. While they are active with our farm, I prefer to keep them out of the greenhouse in growing season. Just too many precariously placed 1020 trays that can get knocked over. So my feeling was they could enjoy the… Continue reading Hydropod Review

Gardening · Homesteading

February On The Farm

If January was unseasonably warm, February came in and reminded the PNW that sometimes winter does come. We went from days in the 50's and balmy nights, that were leading to this in the greenhouse (and to Daffodils opening in January!) - To warnings of snow storms coming. But the past decade the snow storms… Continue reading February On The Farm

Gardening · Homesteading

Our Go-To Seed Companies

I have been asked a lot this year about what seed companies we do business with, and who we recommend. Our list of seed companies below contains notes - most are heirloom seed companies, but a few also sell F1 hybrid seeds. I personally have no issues with F1 seeds, you just cannot collect seeds… Continue reading Our Go-To Seed Companies

DIY · Gardening · Homeschooling · Homesteading

Egg Carton Seedling Trays

While we don't home school in the way most think of, we believe in adding in as many side projects to widen what our children learn. Gardening is a great homeschooling project, for all ages. It teaches science, biology and most of all....patience, while they wait for the seeds to germinate, sprout and grow. And… Continue reading Egg Carton Seedling Trays