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winter greenhouse at Good Heart Farmstead

Gifts to Help You Grow

It’s still dark as I write this; the only lights on are the strings around the tree.  Yesterday the sun shone so brightly we opened up the greenhouse ridge vent and doors and pulled the row cover off the greens so they could soak up all that light. As much as I love sunny winter …

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organic shallots: the best organic shallot, onion & leek varieites

Essential Alliums: the Best Organic Shallot, Onion & Leek Varieties

One of my favorite questions is: if you were a vegetable, what would you be and why? It’s a great conversation starter. And one of my favorite answers came from a friend who instantly replied, “Shallots.  Because they’re essential.” I love this answer not only because I’d never thought of shallots as essential before, but …

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Organic San Marzano Tomatoes, one of my favorite organic tomato varieties

7 Must-Have Organic Tomato Varieties for the Home & Market Garden

It’s only the last week of February, but the winds have brought warm air to Vermont.  The sun shone all day in a clear blue sky yesterday, and we tramped about outside with nothing more than sweatshirts and one layer (!) of pants.   I’m hesitant to speak too soon—March is known to have a …

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