Creating a Life of Plenty

December 7, 2017
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Gardening at Verdigris: A Greenhouse within a Greenhouse!

Winter gardening is a tricky business, but at our market garden, Verdigris, we are experimenting with ways of growing, or at least harvesting vegetables all year round.  I tested our soil this morning to see where we were with the … Continue reading

December 7, 2017
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Gardening at Verdigris: Seed Starting and Winter Gardening Experiment

Starting a market garden is a daunting task, but having produce available all year (or really, really close) is important for our potential customers and for our bottom line.  I have been using season extenders at our home garden for … Continue reading

November 19, 2017
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Gardening at Verdigris: Poly Tunnel Style Greenhouse

The first year of building our market garden “Verdigris” has been dedicated to infrastructure.  We built a propagation and seedling greenhouse, but we wanted another greenhouse built over garden beds to help us garden year-round and to use in the … Continue reading

May 3, 2017
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The Home Kitchen Garden

With all the work that we are putting in at Verdigris, it is easy to get distracted and not plan for our own kitchen garden season.  Luckily I started many plants before work began this spring.  Most of the garden … Continue reading

April 18, 2017
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The Evolution of a Market Garden: Rain Catchment, Phase 1 at Verdigris

Given our organic principals, we naturally chose to collect rainwater at the new market garden.  This will help us ecologically as well as economically during the first year of the garden and beyond.  When we bought the property we understood … Continue reading

April 18, 2017
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The Evolution of a Market Garden; planting fruit & nut trees at Verdigris

The first step, for us, in creating a market garden is to plant fruit.  We feel that adding varied fruit to our garden will differentiate us from other growers in our area.  We also wanted to offer varieties of fruit … Continue reading

June 23, 2016
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Here Chicky, Chick, Chick (Part 2)

Creating a wholesome environment extends beyond food and water.  We are outfitting our girls with the best items we know to keep them healthy and comfortable.  These are new pets for us and as such, they do take an investment.  … Continue reading

June 22, 2016
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Gardening in the International Harvest Garden, an Update

Our expanded garden plot is growing fast.  Some plants have been very successful while others have struggled, here is an update! Our corn is doing very well.  The method of starting the corn ahead of time in pots and deep … Continue reading