Which of These 13 March Vegetables Will You Start Growing

Which of These 13 March Vegetables Will You Start Growing

Which of these 13 March vegetables will you start growing now? It’s March and I know our brains are in overdrive with what to plant right now. It’s so close to spring and I fear, we’ve already sprung. I’m so excited, I’ve already wet my plants! So, get your seedsRead More…

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Create a 30 Day Garden

Create a 30 Day Garden

We’ve compiled a list of 9 our favorite crops that can be harvested in 30 days or less. Let’s create a 30 day garden together! The best part of these crops is that they DO NOT have to be planted in the ground. Each of these will do excellent inRead More…

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15 Seeds to Start in February

15 Seeds to Start in February

Give your summer garden a boost this year, with these 15 seeds to start in February. We all love fresh veggies and winter is the worst for me here on the farm, but with careful planning next season, we will have veggies year round. You can get started now andRead More…

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3 Resources for Becoming a Market Gardener

3 Resources for Becoming a Market Gardener

Before you go any further, you need to ask yourself is this REALLY what you want to do? If you answered yes, then here are our top 3 resources for becoming a market gardener. Farming has taken a new look in recent years and it seems to have become theRead More…

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Long Overdue Update

Long Overdue Update

This is a long overdue update on the Clucking It Up Farmstead It seems like the last several months have just been haywire around the farmstead and I suppose that’s the excuse I’m gong to use for this long overdue update. We began our move back in late October andRead More…

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Passionflower or the Maypop

Passionflower or the Maypop

Our next multipurpose plant is the Passionflower or the Maypop. Native to the Southeastern United States, it’s hardy to ZERO degrees Fahrenheit. (That’s too cold for this white girl.) The passionflower or the maypop has a exquisite an exotic bloom with a lemony scent. The flowers tend to attract bees, butterfliesRead More…

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Uses for Peppermint Oil

Uses for Peppermint Oil

There are literally tons of uses for peppermint oil – if you don’t have some, get it and get it now! Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. It has a purifying and stimulating effect on the mind. Research shows that the peppermintRead More…

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Garlicky Mushrooms in Cream Sauce

Sometimes, I make a dish and think – this is awful. Garlicky mushrooms in cream sauce, however was NOT one of those dishes. It all started because a few days ago, I was out in the garden and noticed some of my garlic that had overwintered (meaning they grew allRead More…

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Multipurpose Plants

Discover a world of multipurpose plants for your courtyard, terrace, patio or garden. ¬†Each plant modifies it’s environment in some form or fashion. These changes can either support or destroy what is nearby. When we recognize that plants don’t generally stand alone it affects how we plan and place everyRead More…

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Beginning Hydroponics

Something we have become interested in is hydroponics and aquaponics. This is beginning hydroponics 101. We are experimenting with several different models. All on the CHEAP side, using what we have on hand or can purchase relatively inexpensively. We started all of our seeds in dirt (later to be washedRead More…

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