October 6, 2019

The "Farm Flip" has been a pet project for several years now. I've talked with our mayor, my councilmembers, numerous other urban farmers and wanna-be urban farmers, community members, even Ron Finley (http://ronfinley.com/) has heard about this from me. Not everyone g...

September 25, 2019

Urban Ag is really a young child going through a massive growth phase. The problem I’m seeing though, is that urban farmers are approaching urban ag as if it was traditional farming. They are still seeking continuous acreage. They are still working completely independe...

January 2, 2019

Let's talk about seed viability (longevity).

Different seeds stay viable for different lengths of time. You can find graphs all over the Google-verse telling you exactly how long you can expect your pack to last. But I'm going to let you in on a secret: if you store you...

May 1, 2017

Hydrangeas are one of the easiest things to propagate. They're so ready to grow that it is pretty hard to mess it up (though it certainly does/can happen!)

First things first: 

There are several types of hydrangea. I have Hydrangea paniculata which doesn't mind (in fact,...

March 20, 2017

It's been a rough year for bees, and nearly every beekeeper we know lost a larger number of hives than usual.

Yes, losing hives isn't uncommon; some folks say anywhere from 30-50% are lost during a typical winter. The reasons are many...from hive beetles to swarming to...

January 5, 2017

I'm starting a little experiment, and though there has been little traction so far, I am hopeful it will catch on. It isn't often that one runs across such a neat opportunity to offer something so cool. 

Here's a post I recently made to social media. It should pretty mu...

December 27, 2016

(I've been out of the loop for a bit due to an injury...a pinched nerve from cervical spine compression, to be exact. It's been quite an adventure and one I hope never to repeat. More tests are still to be done, and physical therapy should start this week. My body has...

December 5, 2016

 A few weeks ago I had the honor of going to Daybreak Flower Farm in Loganville, which is owned by the wonderful Gail Zorn and her partner, Andrew. Gail and I are both board members of the Georgia Farmers Market Association, and we both have a passion for saving seeds....

November 8, 2016

Folks who know me know that I love growing weird stuff. Unusual and rare varieties, things with crazy names, histories, whatever strikes my fancy. Peppers are one of those plants that really get me; there are so many incredible varieties and they are all so beautiful a...

October 18, 2016

OCTOBER and NOVEMBER are the perfect months to start one of the easiest of all vegetables:GARLIC!

This is a beginner's step-by-step to growing garlic. There is much more to this amazing herb than what you will find here and I encourage you to continue learning.

I've incl...

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