{Foxhollow Farm}

Monday, February 25, 2013








On Saturday my friend Molly and I attended a workshop at Foxhollow Farm taught by
Tennessee's well known barefoot gardener, Jeff Poppen.
Jeff stressed the importance of having the correct balance of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium in your soil. 
{An incorrect soil pH results in spotted & wilted greens}.
We also learned about biodynamic farming, irrigation, fertilizers,
companion plants, tilling, and compost.
I left feeling inspired and motivated to start building our raised beds soon after
moving into our new house.
After all, there's nothing quite like pickling your own cukes or eating BLT's with homegrown tomatoes.
Happy Monday, brave ones!
What are you looking forward to planting this year?

11 comments:

Timothy Loerke said...

I can't wait to plant some tomatoes! So excited to have a garden with you this year! Can't wait to learn together.

Dana Lauren said...

The classics, like tomatoes, green beans, basil, chive, and green pepper and of-course Okra, grown as tall as me! And some new ones this year like early spring carrots, onions, and cilantro. Can't wait to harvest!

Val Reaves said...

Morning Glories! I love the blue variety... My grandfather grew them and they are a touchstone for memories of him... Love gardening...I call it dirt therapy!
Have fun!
Val in Kansas

Papa said...

Rooftop gardens in the West Bottoms, KC, MO. Seeds already started. 8 varieties of cherry tomato; Kale & Lettuce in horizontal pallets; Lavender, Thyme and Catnip; Moon flowers & Lufa sponges growing on the new stairs built out of recycled pallets; and several pallets of Zinnias for beautiful bouquets to brighten the lives of many. Let's get growing.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I have some lofty garden goals. Besides the usual (tomatoes, jalapenos, and onions) I'm going to try acorn squash, cucumbers for pickles, baby watermelon and cantaloupe. Funny thing is: I don't like cantaloupe or pickles (or cucumbers for that matter) and squash is slightly tolerable. Why grow it? For my husband! He loves all of that (which is good because if this takes off, he'll have a lot of fresh produce to eat)!

Bridgette said...

Lettuce, tomatoes, squash, peppers, corn, zucchini, carrots....and sweet potatoes are our new adventure this year.

The best part is all the extras you can store and eat through the winter. :)

Meg said...
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Meg said...

Sounds fun!

"There ain't nothin better than true love and home grown tomatoes."

Tomatoes.Tomatoes.Tomatoes. I can never have too much.

Anonymous said...

Butternut squash along with all the usual suspects. Just made another Chilean squash and bean stew with my Butternut squash from last summer - delicious! And my very favorite crop: Sungold tomatoes!!!

plantingseedsandseeingfruit said...

Basil. Tomatoes. Mint. Bell Peppers. Flat Parsley.

Molly Roberson said...

More than bare feet in the garden & getting the right ph balance in our soil.

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