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  • Brussels Sprouts : Tips from Seed to Harvest – These nutritious miniature cabbages are often under celebrated and even disliked. Don’t give up on them though! It is well worth noting that often store bought Brussels sprouts are picked too early – it shows in their bitter flavor and tough texture. Picking them fresh from the farm or garden after a few frosts sweetens the flavor and makes them tender, offering a whole different experience! Read more →
  • Deadheading Flowers – Deadheading your flowers—pulling or clipping spent blossoms off—will ensure better blooms throughout the season. Read more →
  • Getting the most from your basil – If you pinch the growing tips of your basil throughout the growing season, you’ll get a bushy plant that will keep producing lush, tasty leaves all season long. Read more →
  • How and When To Cut Your Garlic Scapes – Those pretty spiral stems that form above your garlic in June are edible. By removing them you’ll improve your garlic harvest! Read more →
  • How to Prune Tomatoes – There is no doubt that heavy pruning of tomato plants can greatly increase production. Follow these pruning instructions to get the most out of your tomatoes this summer! Read more →
  • Planting Garlic – As the winters get shorter, we plant our garlic later. It used to be late September as the nights begin to cool and the light fades, but these days the best time to plant your garlic in the northern New England climate is more like mid October to early November. Encouraging strong root growth before the freeze helps to sustain healthy and vigorous spring growth. Seeing the first garlic shoots in the spring is one of our earliest spring green pleasures on the farm. Read more →
  • Staking Tomatoes – We highly recommend staking and training tomatoes early, while they are small. If you wait until they flop, you risk breaking the tender stalks. Read more →