Reviving and Prepping Raised Bed Gardens for the Season

The weather is warming up and the spring rain is upon us. After planning our produce, tweaking our list a bit from last year and ordering our seeds, it’s time to prep the space. Prepping your soil a few weeks before planting is important. The soil is where the seeds will be getting their nutrients…

Canning Tomatoes – Some tips and tricks 

With the shift in the winds bringing us closer to fall, the best tomatoes of the season are upon us. There’s a reason the Greeks referred to them as “apples of the gods.” Canning tomatoes is a great way to seal in that freshness for use all winter long. **We recommend that anyone doing any…

We Pickled That! Your guide to easy, fun pickling 

The heat of August is upon us with a hint of a cool breeze in the evening, foretelling the change in season. Time to take the fruits of our summer toils and prepare for the long winter to come (but really, fingers crossed for an Indian summer because we went round two on some more…

Herb Harvest

Herbs don’t take as long as other things in your garden to grow and before you know it , it’s time to harvest these puppies. Now, while they are growing enjoy taking a snip here and there to use as needed in the kitchen or around the house. Make sure to cut the leaf of…

How to prevent bottom rot in your melons & pumpkins

Growing melons and pumpkins is tricky, particularly in climates that have harsh winters. If you’re lucky enough to get a little melon or pumpkin baby, it could be quite awhile before you’re ready to pick. In that time, while the fruit is growing, there is a danger of the bottom rotting out. This is due…

August Steam Pot Cook Out 

Hazy August days are here. We take our last vacations, crisp in the sun and relish every precious drop of water around. During a long weekend on Keuka Lake, we made a steam pot feast using fresh corn, andouille sausage, golden potatoes from the garden and Belize shrimp. The trick to this steampot is seasoning…