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“There’s a pretty one, perfect size to it, perfect shape, got that little bit of orange…” Deana Haines. Deana is describing the acorn squash she grew this year for the Organic Growers Group. In our corresponding video, we join Deana Haines in Scott County Virginia....
“We spray to prevent disease and pests.” Roger Garrett. In our corresponding video, I join Roger Garrett of Robbins Family Farm in Scott County Virginia to discuss the available inputs for organic growers to manage pests and disease. In our previous episode/blog about...
“The Appalachian ecosystem is one of the most diverse in the world and so naturally, we have great soil, enough rain year round and mild enough seasons that we can grow a huge variety of things.” Richard Moyer. As we talked about in previous videos/blogs crop rotation...
“Looks like I used about 6oz of seed…to sow about 100 square feet of a fairly dense corn planting here in about 10 minutes.” Neal Reid. In our corresponding video, we join Tamara McNaughton of TNT Farm N Greenhouse and Neal Reid of Spring Ridge Farm, to discuss...
“You have this little ecosystem that you’ve created inside itself, so if something bad starts on one side of the greenhouse, it’s going to be bad on the other side of the greenhouse tomorrow.” Robin Robbins. There’s a lot that can happen in your greenhouse after you...
“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...
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