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“You will want to transplant after the first true leaves have grown.” Tamara McNaughton. Transplants are when you plant an individual seed into a seed bed cell and then transplant the growing plant into the ground about a month or so later. Only a few crops in the...
“The black plastic will warm the soil somewhat, it holds the moisture in. The plants, or fruit and/or vegetables, will all stay cleaner because there’s no dirt or mud splashing back up on them. Probably helps with disease some, and the big thing, especially with this...
“…We hooked up the last of five drip lines here. So we’re standing around talking and it’s running, watering all the lines at once. So it allows you to move on to something else a little more productive.” Neal Reid. Water can end up being a big expense for your...
“…Knowing your crop as far as the ones that are most sensitive to the weeds and being prepared to take care of them is important.” Richard Moyer. Weed management is a big part of growing organically. Crop rotation, laying down black plastic mulch, transplanting, and...
“We do it, because honestly, it just makes it so much easier.” Roger Garrett. In our corresponding video, I caught up with Roger Garrett in Scott County Virginia, to explain the importance of using these tools when growing for wholesale markets. Roger started out by...
“If this were bare soil and I spread chicken litter on here, a lot of the nutrients would’ve been lost…” Richard Moyer. In this week’s episode, we talk with Richard Moyer in Russell County Virginia about some of the cover crops he uses and their benefits. In our...
“If you care about your farm and you care about your farms success in the long run, building soil organic matter and soil nutrition is the most important crucial thing to do for the health of your operation.” Jason Von Kundra. As part of the Appalachian Harvest...
“Another thing that we grow personally is heirloom tomatoes, 10lb box, conventionally you get $13-$15/box and organically, you get $26-$32/box.” Logan Hobbs. Hello Farmers! Are you currently growing produce for Wholesale markets? Or, should I ask, are you interested...
We want you! That’s right, we want to help you grow the best garden possible in 2017! I'm writing to you from Appalachian Sustainable Development located in Abingdon, VA, one of over 30 Grow Appalachia sites currently looking for nearby gardeners to join us for...
INTERSECTIONS: ALIGNING AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Are you involved in agriculture, nutrition, health, or economic development in your personal or professional life? Would you be interested in connecting and working with people and...
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