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Cauliflower Rice

I eat fairly low carb, and try to include tons of veggies in my meals. This means I avoid grains, including rice. Cauliflower rice makes a great substitute that is delicious. Here are the basics.  Ingredients: One head of cauliflower  … Continue reading

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You Can Grow Plenty in the Winter in NC

One of the best things about farming in North Carolina is, with just a little cold protection, you can grow crops almost all winter long. We have a winter CSA that lasts from November until the end of January. It … Continue reading

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Feed the Soil

This month I spoke at the Organic Land Use Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I learned quite a lot! The focus of the meeting was soil health. Did you know soil is alive? It is absolutely teeming with all … Continue reading

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Location to Grow Your Crop

Where you choose to place your crop is very important. Consider the following: does the crop like shade or sun, heat or cool, water or dry? Is the crop prone to diseases that might be made worse by leaf or … Continue reading

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August on the Farm

August is one of the most challenging months on the farm. It is hotter than Hades, and it’s starting to get a little old sweating it out every day! The fun and excitement of the yummy summer crops, such as … Continue reading

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Managing Small Acres by Interplanting

Many urban and small farmers produce a huge amount of food on a small amount of land. I’d like to share a few suggestions for others who are interested in making maximum use of minimum acres. First, plant fat rows … Continue reading

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Dodder!

Last week Jay was out in one of our non-crop areas and found dodder! Dodder is one of the few truly parasitic plants found in North America. It looks like golden hair growing on top of the crop. Given enough … Continue reading

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