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I really want to have something fresh to eat from my own yard during winter.

Two books set my heart on fire.

First book was  960 more words


Let it Snow!

We were recipients of some of the snow that fell on the east coast over the weekend. It was 14” deep at our house. It isn’t the most snow that I remember having here, but it is the most since January 1996 when we had 20”. 667 more words

Cindy Conner

Growing Lettuce in the Winter

One of our homestead goals for the near future is to be able to grow lettuce year round. That can be quite difficult with winter temperatures often reaching below zero. 496 more words

Planting, Covering, and CHICKS!!!

April 18, 2015

Thursday was a big day for us!

I planted 80-90 onion seedlings, 28 buttercrunch lettuce, and 14 garnet rose lettuce. I also transplanted about 5 celery plants. 709 more words


F4 = 3 := Principles for Gardeners, Cooks, and Sociologists- Plan ahead, and expect things to go their way.

The Michigan climate and the soil in my garden constrain what I can grow. The needs of my family and the physical location define the limits of how far I can go with my research and my future job applications. 250 more words


Building Low Tunnels and Securing the Covers

Season extension structures resembling low tunnels are a great way to protect overwintering vegetables. I use them to have fresh greens—kale, collards, and chard—on the table through the winter months. 1,237 more words


Celery and low tunnels

In advance of some really cold weather, I harvested, washed, and packed all the celery.

I’d always heard that celery was a “difficult” vegetable to grow, and I don’t personally love eating it.   647 more words