Tag Archives: heirlooms

Variety Spotlight: Collard Greens

This is the latest in a series of posts that I’ve done about my favorite varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs we grow at Happy Acres. To see my other Spotlights, and those from other garden bloggers, visit the Variety Spotlights … Continue reading

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Monday Recap: Gobble Gobbled

I think it is safe to say my wife and I have gotten our fill of turkey for a while. Last week I picked up a fresh local turkey from Uebelhack Turkey Farm that weighed almost 18 pounds. I baked … Continue reading

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Filling Your Own Ark, One Seed At A Time

Most people are familiar with the story of Noah and his Ark, whereby God commanded Noah to build a boat and fill it with family, food and animals. The Ark was to serve as a sort of floating zoo to … Continue reading

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A Primer: Hybrids, Heirlooms and Open-Pollinated Varieties

In the last few years we have seen a big resurgence of vegetable gardening as a hobby. That has resulted in a lot of new gardeners trying their hands at an old pastime, and frankly I think that is a … Continue reading

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July Harvests

All of a sudden, it seems the harvests have gone into full-blown summertime mode. We’ve been harvesting cherry and cluster tomatoes since late June, but this week we got our first Early Girls and Jaune Flamme’s. That’s a good sign … Continue reading

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