Growing New World vegetables in Vermont

Most people who garden tend to have favorite plants, and I admit I tend to be slightly obsessed with New World vegetables.  The plants of the New World, native to the Americas, are numerous and varied, many of which were brought by ship long ago to Europe.   Though we associate the potato with Ireland,…

Mid June Garden update!

The garden is officially all planted! (though i’m sure i’ll manage to sneak a few more calendula, or tuck a few more runner beans in somewhere!) The chickens are a laying, so alas, we are swimming in eggs. This season is the first time we are using a seeder machine, and aligned our back field…

June 1st- (bless this mess) – planting in progress!

Planting in progress….but, almost done!  We still have to get in the potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, and cabbage.  But the rest of the vegetables are in the ground, getting situated, and just about ready to take off.  We pretty much rearrange the garden every year, moving the nightshades to new pasture, finding better spots for…