Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Great American Wheat Harvest

Ever wonder where your bread comes from and how it gets there? Check this out: The Great American Wheat Harvest Trailer 

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How (and Why) To Remove Side Shoots on Tomato Plants

Recently I got connected (through About.me) with a student named Emma Whittering who publishes her work on her Student Horticultural Blog. Visiting her page I found this short video from “The Sunday Gardener” who shared this tip on growing tomato plants. Enjoy! How … Continue reading

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Visitors to the Farm – “Today’s Bouquet”

One thing we never anticipated when we started building the farm is the fact that we are meeting and getting to know our neighbors — many of them for the first time. We have people who stop by to admire the plants, ask … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2015 Fun With Celery!

Here is something easy and fun urban farmers can do to celebrate Earth Day. It’s an easy process to start a celery plant from the bottom of the cut bunch of stalks. Using a celery bunch you purchase from the … Continue reading

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Lettuce Eat It!

Today, for the second day in a row, we enjoyed a big salad from the farm. We’ve got a few rows of lettuce growing although we spread some of the heads throughout the other plants and in our half barrels. One train of … Continue reading

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Cucumbers, Squash, Watermelon, and Sunflowers

Here’s a quick video of the cucumber bed on the farm. This corner of the Lakritz Farm has traditional and yellow cucumbers and also includes some yellow squash plants and sunflowers. I’ve also planted some cucumbers from seed but they are taking … Continue reading

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Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale 2015!

The Edible Schoolyard is a wonderful educational organization that promotes and celebrates the idea that what we eat, and how we grow and obtain it, is as important as anything else we can learn about or teach in school. They … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future on the Lakritz Farm

Today I have a prediction. The Lakritz Farm will have tomatoes and squash! This is how I know I’m right:

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Sun Tea With Mint

Who doesn’t like ice tea? A favorite memory of my Mom is her recipe for Sun Tea. Of course, it’s not really a recipe other than the fact that you put water and tea bags in a jar and leave it out … Continue reading

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Will Sustainable Big Business Agricultural Practices Help Save The Planet?

Corporate farming takes the brunt of a tremendous amount of criticism by small farmers for their impact on the environment as well as the loss of small farms throughout the US. These are certainly important concerns and these issues should continue … Continue reading

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