Category: Seeds

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]

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]

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]

To Do List Keeps Growing

I know I’ve been slacking a little bit on the blog posts but I have a good excuse.  I will outline this excuse to you below in the hopes that you will forgive me for not posting enough great articles for all to read. To Do List Design and build a new flower bed in [Continue]

Planning Your Garden – Sun and Shade – Crop Timing

Consider Sun and Shade Requirements In general, plants described as requiring “full sun” (most vegetable plants fall under this category) need at least six hours of exposure to direct sunlight daily. “Part sun” or “semi-shade” plants flourish where periods of direct sunlight alternate with periods of shade, or where the sunlight is filtered by an [Continue]

Everything You Need to Know About Seeds – Part 2

In part 2 of the series “Everything You Need to Know About Seeds – Part 1“, we will discuss how to start seeds in your garden or in starter trays. How to Start Seeds Some basic items that you will need to start your garden from seed are containers such as purchased pots, seed flat [Continue]