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  • Asparagus: All About It – ​Along with rhubarb and artichokes, asparagus is one of three common perennial vegetables grown in North America. It’s a true harbinger of spring, as it is often one of the first vegetables harvested. Thick or thin spears of this tender plant have been enjoyed by humans for thousands of years. Read more →
  • Beneficial Insect: Soldier Beetles – These beetles are related to fireflies. Just like our fiery friends, we also like to keep these soldiers around as they prey on pests that may be lurking among your plants. Read more →
  • Cabbage: All About It… – In the fall, the farm is inundated with cabbage! It is delicious and nutritious and abundant so get acquainted with it here! Read more →
  • Cover Crops – Got an area in the garden that just is not going to get planted? Try a cover crop! Cover crops are crops that are grown simply to enhance soil quality, rather than to directly produce food for people. Cover crops provide food for the living soil. Read more →
  • Deer Resistant Plants – Oh deer….It happens to the best of us. Adorable little Bambi creeps out every spring and fills up on the tender shoots and leaves of our favorite plants. What should you do? Read more →
  • Early Planting – Here are some tips on getting on start on early plantings. Learn about crops that are less risky to plant early, and also some tricks that can help you protect your plants on those often cold spring nights. Read more →
  • Frost Protection – Traditionally there is still a good possibility of frost in the Connecticut River valley through May 20, and up in the hills through Memorial Day weekend or even the first week of June. With care, you can still get a head start on the garden. Read more →
  • Geotextiles: Biodegradable Plastic Mulch – Why waste time pulling plastic mulch at the end of the growing year? Experiment with this newly developed biodegradable mulch to save time and energy. Read more →
  • Geotextiles: Black Plastic – Plastic mulch has been used in commercial vegetable production since the 1960’s. The material has proved to be a boost to agricultural productivity. Read more →
  • Geotextiles: Olive Plastic or IRT – Olive plastic is the latest development in plastic mulch technology, offering a hybrid between clear and black mulches. Read more →

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