Category Archives: Vegetables

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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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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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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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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What’s New on the Lakritz Family Farm (April 17, 2015)

This week we are seeing lots of progress on the farm. Bush beans are starting to sprout. Have a look here at these purple bean sprouts. If you look closely we’re excited that you can see the natural “insecticide” in … Continue reading

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What’s New on the Farm This Week? (April 13, 2015)

Very exciting news on the farm. It’s almost the middle of April and we are seeing lots of progress this week on the Lakritz Family Farm. Our tomatoes are popping up already which is very exciting. We are growing approximately … Continue reading

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