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Gardening and Farming

Page history last edited by Ray Rodrigues 5 years, 11 months ago

 

! Gardening and Farming

 


 

Shade and Shadow, Ball Mountain Road - watercolor plein air landscape by Tony Conner Go to:  http://tonyconner.com

 

Community Garden

 

Our community garden in Pownal Center, photo by Carl Villanueva

 

 

Community gardeners Peter Hopkins and Peggy Harris, photo by Carl Villanueva

 

Wildflower Walk by Joni Wuensch, Ruth Botzow, and T. J. Norris 

 

News

 

Need Milk?  Stina Kutzer will be expanding her dairy operation on Quarry Hill Road in Pownal (just a stone's throw from Mighty Food Farm).  She is currently selling raw milk from her farm.  She is also experimenting with yogurt butter, ice cream, and buttermilk salad dressing!    Call her for more details : 802-823-5757  from T. J. Norris

 

Darling Farm Involves Young People

 

FAQ about Gardening and Farming in Pownal

 

From The Old Farmer's Almanac:

 

Growing Vegetables Chart

by The Old Farmer's Almanac

In addition to this information on when to start seeds, when to fertilize, and when to water, see tips for beginner gardeners.
 
Vegetable Start Seeds Indoors
(weeks before last spring frost)
Start Seeds Outdoors
(weeks before or after last spring frost)
Minimum Soil Temperature to Germinate (°F) Cold Hardiness When to Fertilize When to Water
Beans -- Anytime after 48-50 Tender After heavy bloom and set of pods Regularly, from start of pod to set
Beets -- 4 before to 4 after 39-41 Half-hardy At time of planting Only during drought conditions
Broccoli 6-8 4 before 55-75 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting Only during drought conditions
Brussels sprouts 6-8 -- 55-75 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting At transplanting
Cabbage 6-8 Anytime after 38-40 Hardy Three weeks after transplanting Two to three weeks before harvest
Carrots -- 4-6 before 39-41 Half-hardy Preferably in the fall for the following spring Only during drought conditions
Cauliflower 6-8 4 before 65-75 Half-hardy Three weeks after transplanting Once, three weeks before harvest
Celery 6-8 -- 60-70 Tender At time of transplanting Once a week
Corn -- 2 after 46-50 Tender When eight to ten inches tall, and again when first silk appears When tassels appear and cobs start to swell
Cucumbers 3-4 1-2 after 65-70 Very tender One week after bloom, and again three weeks later Frequently, especially when fruits form
Lettuce 4-6 2-3 after 40-75 Half-hardy Two to three weeks after transplanting Once a week
Melons 3-4 2 after 55-60 Very tender One week after bloom, and again three weeks later Once a week
Onion sets -- 4 before 34-36 Hardy When bulbs begin to swell, and again when plants are one foot tall Only during drought conditions
Parsnips -- 2-4 before 55-70 Hardy One year before planting Only during drought conditions
Peas -- 4-6 before 34-36 Hardy After heavy bloom and set of pods Regularly, from start of pod to set
Peppers 8-10 -- 70-80 Very tender After first fruit-set Once a week
Potato tubers -- 2-4 before 55-70 Half-hardy At bloom time or time of second hilling Regularly, when tubers start to form
Pumpkins 3-4 1 after 55-60 Tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
Radishes -- 4-6 before 39-41 Hardy Before spring planting Once a week
Spinach -- 4-6 before 55-65 Hardy When plants are one-third grown Once a week
Squash, summer 3-4 1 after 55-60 Very tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
Squash, winter 3-4 1 after 55-60 Tender Just before vines start to run, when plants are about one foot tall Only during drought conditions
Tomatoes 6-8 -- 50-55 Tender Two weeks before, and after first picking Twice a week

This information provided by The Old Farmer's Almanac.

 

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Just fill this with questions you think our friends and neighbors might have, as well as the answers

 

I can't ever get my tomatoes to ripen because my home has so much shade from the trees. Are there any particular varieties that do better than others here?

 

First answer goes here

 

My bulbs started growing in November. Are they lost for the year?

Second answer goes here

 

What can I plant when?

Third answer goes here

 

Just click on "edit page" and enter your questions and answers. Be sure to save before exiting.

 

Answer as many questions as you feel necessary

 

Information:

 

National Gardening Association

 

 

local harvest

 

 

VT Community Garden Network news.doc

 

(this section might have special topics, links to other sites, and so on.)

 

For example:

 

Master Gardeners of Vermont

 

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont

 

 

Mighty Food Farm:

Mighty Food Farm Newsletter May 28.doc

 

Lisa MacDougall and Chuck Currie, owners of Mighty Food Farm

 

The vegetable washing barn

 

Beautiful farmland

 

A glorious day for the tour!

 

The tomato tunnel

 

Designer onions

 

 

 

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North Pownal Ice Cream Social, 6/21/07

photos by Carl Villanueva

 

Sponsored by "Rural Vermont" http://www.ruralvermont.org

 

Kindly hosted by Jim Gilbert...

 

...at his laid back farm..."Inhockuptamias Acres"

 

The ice cream was made from locally donated ingredients

 

Enjoying a mild summer evening

 

An interesting discussion concerning the sale of raw milk

 

Farming information provided by Rural Vermont

 

 

 

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