Tag Archives: Garden

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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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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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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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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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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