Planting potatoes in potato towers with straw and soil is an excellent alternative growing option to avoid having to dig up your potatoes (and risk injuring the potatoes in the process). This modified raised bed method also helps to save garden space, making it a great choice for small gardens.
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable used for both sweet and savory recipes. The crisp, tart stalks are one of the first harvests of spring. Like asparagus, a well-tended rhubarb patch may last for decades, so it pays to start your plant out right. We’ll walk you through growing rhubarb, from planting to harvest, and share tips to keep your plants healthy producing an abundant harvest for years to come.
Growing asparagus is a great way to add variety to your garden. As a perennial vegetable, asparagus comes back year after year. With care, a patch can last for decades. Laurie’s neighbors have asparagus patches at their farmstead that they have been harvesting for over 30 years.
Challah is the traditional Jewish Sabbath bread, rich with eggs and oil, and a bit sweet. While commonly served as an oblong braided loaf, on Rosh Hashanah, round challah is served to symbolize eternal life.
Every Friday, I bake challah bread for our Friday night dinner. It never gets old. Challa is amazing with anything. You can top it with savory spreads like pesto or salted butter, you can top it with sweet spreads like honey or Nutella. You can clean whatever sauce is left on your plate at the end of a meal with a handful of challah, or you can make a mean french toast with it in the morning. Bottom line – if you never made challah, it's time to give it a try. You'll love it!
“Silvopasture : A Guide To Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, And Trees In A Temperate Farm Ecosystem” by Steve Gabriel delves into various components of silvopasture and managing grazing animals in a silvopasture system.
The USDA Forest Service defines silvopasture as, “The deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock operations on the same land.” Mr. Gabriel answers many questions about managing a silvopasture system, including pros and cons of both tree and animal species. He writes in a straight-forward, easy to understand manner. [Read more…] about Silvopasture Guide Book – Combining Trees and Livestock