Rain, Rain!

Gabriel García Márquez wrote 100 Years of Solitude. As a sequel, I might write “Three Weeks of Endless Rain!” It has been raining here off and on for nearly three weeks, making it difficult to get my frost-sensitive crops in the ground. However, I managed to do it in an interval between showers so the […]

Reminder: Hoppy’s Country Store Tomorrow!

I will be giving a speech and signing books at Hoppy’s Country Store on May 19, 2012 at 2pm. Hoppy’s Country Store is located in the NeWest Mall, 800 Turnpike Rd. New Ipswich, NH 03071. This is a very intimate setting, so if you haven’t had a chance to meet me and ask questions, this […]

Thank You, Beacon Institute!

With the help of Jo, their office manager, I had the opportunity to visit the Beacon Institute in Beacon, NY today. Though I admit the drive was a bit long, it was definitely worth it! The Beacon Institute is a very worthy and ambitious endeavor and I commend it to your attention. I had a […]

Mosquitos Mean Time to Plant Carrots

If you carefully observe what is going on in nature around your mini-farm and keep notes, eventually you will learn certain natural events coincide with optimal planting times for certain crops. Your observations will only be applicable to your area. Where I live, for example, I have noticed that I should plant cabbage and broccoli […]

Squash, cucumbers and Other Vines in Raised Beds

One benefit of having a website with a contact form is that I get a lot of feedback and questions. One question that has come up a few times is how to handle vining crops in raised beds. This is a good question because grown traditionally, a single acorn squash plant could take over an […]