Flower Farm Update – May 2018

I apologize for theterribly long time since I sat down to write a post. What can I say? I had, like so many of us these days, stretched myself far too thin. My goal moving forward is to post at least once a month, but no more than twice, as I don't want to inundate you, my lovely readers, with too much content. If you are in Georgia, you already know that we have been coping with days and days and days of rain. My phone now alerts me regularly that we are under a flash flood watch and that the expiration for the watch continues to move further into the future. It has certainly made the farm rather lush, but I ...
I apologize for the terribly long time since I sat down to write a post. What can I say? I had, like so many of us these days, stretched myself far too thin. My goal moving forward is to post at least once a month, but no more than twice, as I don't want to inundate you, my lovely readers, with too much content. If you are in Georgia, you alrea...

Is It Spring Yet?

What a very long winter it has seemed this year. Although today is the Spring Equinox, I'm wondering when spring will actually arrive. I'm still tucking plants in under frost covers at night and running up to the greenhouse to check the temps and consider turning on the heater to keep all of my seedlings warm. But I'm getting ahead of myself here. I haven't told you about all that I've been doing in the last few months. First, we finally completed the greenhouse. I really thought I would collapse from exhaustion before we made it, but after working in the biting winter cold day after day (and developing a w...
What a very long winter it has seemed this year. Although today is the Spring Equinox, I'm wondering when spring will actually arrive. I'm still tucking plants in under frost covers at night and running up to the greenhouse to check the temps and consider turning on the heater to keep all of my seedlings warm. But I'm getting ahead of myself her...

Seed Starting on a Grand Scale

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. --Henry David Thoreau When I first really became interested in gardening, I began to dream of a vegetable garden. I purchased a book or two, read them diligently, and declared myself fully trained in starting plants from seed. I bought seed starting trays and packets of seeds and spent an afternoon carefully dropping a little seed into each module. Within a weeks, the seeds had sprouted and lovely lit...
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.                                                  --Henry David Thoreau When I first really became interested in gardening, I began to...