Category Archives: Vegetables

This Week On The Farm (5/8/2015)

Lot’s of good stuff growing on the farm this week. We continue to harvest lettuce and bok choy which have been a staple for the past month. Now we are getting excited about some new crops getting ripe and will … Continue reading

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A Mulching We Will Grow . . .

I’ve enjoyed reading Permacluture Magazine online recently. We aren’t doing composting on the Lakritz Farm yet although we have used wood chips successfully to keep weeds down to almost nothing. We have been challenged for nutrients in our soil and … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Day 2015

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver wants you to join a revolution. A food revolution. The Lakritz Family Farm is joining too. One of the primary reasons for this blog is to raise awareness about urban farming and the importance of teaching people … Continue reading

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Growing Weather Arrives

The first of May is always a turning point in the year. As an educator it marks the home stretch of the school year. As a farmer it means things start heating up weather-wise and the plants really start to grow. … Continue reading

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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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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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