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Gardening is an art form all its own. I contend that gardening is not just miniature farming or farming-lite but rather something entirely different than farming with different objectives and methods. As a gardener my objective is twofold; one is to have a continuous harvest of fresh veggies during the growing season and two is to grow a crop to harvest for storage to keep us in veggies over the winter months. To accomplish this I use a simple method, a recipe of garden basics. The garden basics are: Permanent Bed, Permanent Pathways, Perfect Soil, Grid Planting, and using a Trellis as much as possible. With these simple technics I use to grow more in lot less space and with lot less work than the old methods of gardening. By using this simple formula, you can sell your roto-tiller and tractor, you will never need them again for gardening.

In the Garden In the Garden

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Gardening is an art form all its own. I contend that gardening is not just miniature farming or farming-lite but rather something entirely different than farming with different objectives and methods. As a gardener my objective is twofold; one is to have a continuous harvest of fresh veggies during the growing season and two is to grow a crop to harvest for storage to keep us in veggies over the winter months. To accomplish this I use a simple method, a recipe of garden basics. The garden basics are: Permanent Bed, Permanent Pathways, Perfect Soil, Grid Planting, and using a Trellis as much as possible. With these simple technics I use to grow more in lot less space and with lot less work than the old methods of gardening. By using this simple formula, you can sell your roto-tiller and tractor, you will never need them again for gardening.

    Keep on Planting

    Keep on Planting

    Just because we're in September, doesn't mean the growing season is over. When something comes out of the garden, something else can go in. Peter gives his advice on what you can grow this time of year.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    John Hayden from The Farm Between

    John Hayden from The Farm Between

    Peter interviews John Hayden, owner of The Farm Between in Jefferson, VT.  He and his wife Nancy wrote the new book "Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery."

    • 1 hr
    Getting Ready for Harvest

    Getting Ready for Harvest

    With the advent of the Labor Day weekend, the summer growing season begins to come to a close. There are things you can do to maximize the output of your plants in this time and ways to preserve your harvest through the winter.

    • 58 min
    Growing Hops with Dietrich Gehring and Laura Ten Eyck

    Growing Hops with Dietrich Gehring and Laura Ten Eyck

    Dietrich Gehring and Laura Ten Eyck join Peter to discuss their book, "The Hop Grower's Handbook" and how you can get started growing hops at home.







    Buy "The Hop Grower's Handbook" here: https://www.amazon.com/Hop-Growers-Handbook-Sustainable-Small-Scale/dp/1603585559/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Organic vs. Conventional

    Organic vs. Conventional

    Peter and Joel talk about the environmental benefits of organic materials both in the garden and on the farm.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Second Crops

    Second Crops

    It may be August, but that doesn't mean you can't plant some delicious produce. And with the hot summer we have had, it may be a great August to plant with temperatures expected to keep trending warm. You can still grow certain types of peas, carrots, parsnips, beets, lettuce, cilantro, and more late into the season.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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