Category: Gardening

Seed Order and Equipment

Seed Order and Equipment The past few weeks have been hectic with the move to the farm and just getting ourselves settled.  There are so many new projects and infrastructure improvements needed.  Below are some of the new infrastructure improvements which are needed on the farm. New hoop greenhouse The hoop greenhouse will be the [Continue]

Our Homestead, Farm, and Market Garden

C&L Farms Blueberry Bush - homestead, farm, market garden

Our Homestead, Farm, and Market Garden It has been a long time since we last posted about our homestead, farm, and market garden.  I apologize for being absent for so long.  We have been in limbo for the last year while we worked on making improvements to our current home in preparation for its sale. [Continue]

Slow Farming for Everyone

Not much going on around the farm right now. We have been building a number of raised beds for a small garden near the farmhouse for some fresh veggies for the family. The aquaponics system is at another location right now and it will provide the greens and herbs for the farmers market. Until we [Continue]

Seed Catalogs

I have been a home vegetable gardener in Georgia for about 18 years now and thoroughly enjoy the time spent in my home vegetable garden. Over the years, my gardens have started out small, grown to almost a half acre, and back down to a more manageable 500 sq. feet. I'm not a professional or educated horticulturalist so if you are looking for a professional blog to read, you will not find it here. If you haven't started a garden yet, stick around to learn from an amateur gardener. From container gardening to raised bed gardening, you will find it all here. Be sure to read our older blog posts for some additional history of my journey. Anyone can be a home vegetable gardener because all you need is dirt and a love for growing vegetables and flowers.

Here are some of my favorite companies for unique seeds for your garden. Alpha Garlic Farm Garlic – spanish roja, german red, and german white. Order by email or phone. No print catalog. Amishland Seeds Organically grown heirloom vegetable seeds – tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans & peas. A few flowers and some rare vegs as [Continue]

Looking For Homesteading Land

I have been a home vegetable gardener in Georgia for about 18 years now and thoroughly enjoy the time spent in my home vegetable garden. Over the years, my gardens have started out small, grown to almost a half acre, and back down to a more manageable 500 sq. feet. I'm not a professional or educated horticulturalist so if you are looking for a professional blog to read, you will not find it here. If you haven't started a garden yet, stick around to learn from an amateur gardener. From container gardening to raised bed gardening, you will find it all here. Be sure to read our older blog posts for some additional history of my journey. Anyone can be a home vegetable gardener because all you need is dirt and a love for growing vegetables and flowers.

LeAnn and I have been looking for land for our future homesteading life, well, mainly LeAnn.  I’ve been very busy establishing our new blog and working on future blog posts.  I’m not the best writer but I am getting better with each new post.  Now, on to the actual post about looking for homesteading land. [Continue]

Aquaponics System @ C&L Farms

I’m sorry for the long delay in getting a new post up about the progress of the Aquaponics system @ C&L Farms.  We have been busy planting and pulling weeds which has taken up most of our time.  🙂 The Aquaponics system has made some major progress since I last wrote about it.  The growbeds [Continue]

Working in the Garden is actually fun

This weekend saw a lot of changes to the garden so I’ll get started on the happenings for everyone. If you didn’t see the tutorial on how to make tomato cages please be sure to check it out here.  We ended up making 28 cages from the galvanized wire mesh but we are 3 short [Continue]

How to Build Tomato Cages

The post this week will be about my tomato cages.  Now, I didn’t come up with this method for tomato cages but it has worked well for me over the years.  The cages are very sturdy and allow harvesting of your ripe tomatoes easier than ever. The purpose of a tomato cage is to simply [Continue]

Aquaponics @ C&L Farms – Update 2

Hello Everyone!  Here’s a quick post on the Aquaponics system progress. We spent a couple hours digging the sump tank in the greenhouse.  This is backbreaking work but we wanted to have the sump tank below grade to utilize as much of the greenhouse space as we can.  The liner will be ordered soon as [Continue]