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The Best Spinach Varieties for Green Drinks + Easy Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Spinach is amazing. Plant it in the fall, leave it be in an unheated hoop house, under a thin fabric covering, through weeks of below zero temperatures, and then one sunny day, pop back in for a harvest. Seriously, I’m astounded. Of course, we knew this would happen.  We planned for it.  And still, after …

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Soraya Sunflowers, Sensation Mix and Double-Click Cosmos, and Anise Hyssop in beautiful bouquets

5 Easy to Grow, Must-Have Flowers for the Cut Flower Garden

Vegetables feed our bodies, and flowers feed our souls.   At Good Heart, we focus mainly on veggies when it comes to production, but we plant a small plot of pick-your-own flowers for our CSA members (and ourselves, of course!). Since the flower field is only about 30’x40’ every year I need to make hard …

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organic carrot bunches

How to Grow Great Carrots

Carrots were my gateway vegetable. I was 5 or 6, helping harvest in the family garden, when I grasped a carrot top and pulled.  I remember the release, the soil shaking off as I held the orange root in the air.  It wasn’t magic so much as discovery—that such brightness could grow underground.  I don’t remember …

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organic lettuce

How to Grow Great Lettuce

I love lettuce. It’s one of the first harvests of the spring, and can be one of the last harvests of fall, too.  As a crop it’s diverse: from butterheads to crisp Batavian, frilly red and green leaf to the sturdy crunch of romaine, from mini-sized little gems to huge heads that fill an entire plate. …

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