Golden Waves of Wheat
By Connie Moore
As much as I love the yellow lilies in June and the red and white Sweet William in May and the pink and white coneflowers in July, it is the heart-stopping golden waves of ripe wheat along the ridges that stirs an urge to spend time contemplating the land and in turn, life itself.
Waving in a light breeze, individual heads of ripe wheat are artistically perfect, yet the whole field is a painting waiting to happen.
This is farming, this is the land, the earth at its best.
Grow Great Garlic: Tips from Years of Growing
Photo by Sarah Joplin Any time you have even relative success in the garden, it is cause for celebration. I’ll admit that garlic is pretty easy to grow, but like anything, the added qualifier is: if you know how. We’ve grown garlic for a number of years and learned along the way. In turn, our […]
Planting Asparagus and Heirloom Varieties
Planting asparagus in a raised bed or in the backyard vegetable garden will pay dividends for years and years to come.
Garden Crop Rotation Simplified
One of the biggest obstacles for gardeners is crop rotation. This sounds like a simple task, but when you take into account which plants are companion plants, what type of soil each needs, and try to work those into crop rotation, well it gets a little confusing. Crop rotation is necessary whether you plant in […]