We know we said our last post, would be our last post on peonies since the stand will be opening MONDAY, but we wanted to say
to all of those who have worked on the peonies and who will be working on them through June -- even if all of them are not pictured here! For all of you who are curious what it means to work in a peonies field, or to "grade" them, maybe this post will give you a flavor for it! Please post any questions you have below.
Keep up the good work guys, we really appreciate it!
Last week someone posted a good question: "Can you provide some tips behind your success at gardening." H.G. said:
"Start with a farm (garden) that has good soil! Take a soil test (#1 most important thing). Add compost but not too much, 1-2 inches a year.Follow
soil test recommendations. Weed and pick off insects weekly at the
VERY LEAST! Cover bare soil with something. Straw, newspaper, whatever.
Squash and Cucumbers
Water every three to four days. Skip irrigation if rainy. Rotate away from same crops every year (peppers and eggplant should be considered the same). Hope and pray no disease come in (do a lot of this). If you rotate religiously or if it never rains, disease will be minimal.
Eat veggies when hungry! HG"
Hope this helps and if you have any questions, please post them below!
Here are a few more pictures of this past week's
growth! Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you all in a few days!
We hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend. We are very thankful to all of you who have served our country!
Our brussels sprouts are looking great. This is a vegetable which has truly gotten a bum-wrap over the years. When properly cooked they are amazingly delicious! With bacon, goat cheese, onions! Unbelievable! Sear them in a pan, then add a few table spoons of water and let them steam. Add the above delicious ingredients and your family will not believe they are Brussels Sprouts. We should just tell them that they are H.G.'s sprouts and they'll never know!
you know that they are called Brussels Sprouts because they first became popular
in the Belgium city of Brussels? If you are interested in some
delicious ways to cook these cabbages take a look at our Pinterest site.