CRAFT TOUR: Bluebird Farm

CRAFT TOUR: Bluebird Farm

On June 3rd we received a hearty welcome from William Lyons and Marie Williams of Bluebird Farm for our third CRAFT tour of the season. The tour topic was Integrated Animal and Vegetable Production. William and Marie gave us a full tour and unique insight into their...
Ask Tom: Burning Landscape Fabric

Ask Tom: Burning Landscape Fabric

This article is a reprint and update of one written in early 2010 on burning holes in landscape fabric (an update of an article that appeared in Growing for Market). We normally rely on readers going to the archives but several fellow farmers have asked this question...
CRAFT TOUR: Full Sun Farm

CRAFT TOUR: Full Sun Farm

Alex Brown and Vanessa Campbell of Full Sun Farm were our gracious hosts at the second CRAFT tour of the season, May 19th. We were greeted by beautiful weather and had a great turnout! The topic for our second tour was “Equipment for 5-10 acres of Vegetables,” and...
Ask Tom: Succession Planting

Ask Tom: Succession Planting

Dear Tom – How to you plan the timing of succession crops? Thanks – Adam in Fairview Dear Adam, We sow nearly every week starting in February and ending in late September. Some crops like peppers are sown once for the season but we sow many crops repeatedly...
CRAFT TOUR: Goldfinch Gardens

CRAFT TOUR: Goldfinch Gardens

The 2012 CRAFT season has begun! We had our first tour at Goldfinch Gardens in Celo, NC with a great turnout and a beautiful day. The topic for this first tour was “Production Planning and Greenhouse Management” and our host farmers Ben and Cedar shared so much wisdom...
Ask Tom: New Organic Sprays

Ask Tom: New Organic Sprays

Dear Tom – I have heard talk about new organic sprays for flea beetle and downy mildew. Can you tell me more about those products? – Anxious in Asheville     Dear Anxious – Downy mildew is a problem on our farm most years in squash and cucumbers. It is...
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