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    Dirty Veggies

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Sometimes, in the dead of winter, gardeners need a little veggie porn. So if you’re feeling a little libidinous, we pulled together some of our favorite garden shots over the years.

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    Backyard Parables

    BY:Josh and Brent

      When we first started installing the 52 raised beds that would become the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Garden a curious neighbor stopped by and asked if we were putting in a cemetery. Rather than leading to our demise, the garden saved us. It recalibrated our lives so that we were more in-tune with the […]

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    Reuse that Salad Container for …Salad.

    BY:Josh and Brent

    This winter gardening tip is either ironic, serendipitous, or meta. Or maybe a little bit of all three. Re-using empty lettuce containers as mini greenhouses to grow new lettuce is really the ultimate in recycling.

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    5 Beautiful Things


      Five Holiday Plants How many of you have tried your hand at keeping holiday plants, such as poinsettia, cyclamen, amaryllis and Christmas cactus? My guess is, quite a few of you! While they are seasonal favourites, each plant has specific health requirements, which I’ve outlined below, to keep them growing and blooming well past […]

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    Reach for the Sun

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The bright head of the sunflower is actually composed of thousands of tiny individual flowers and the yellow “petals” are actually leaves that serve to protect the flowers while they are forming their seeds. Specialized cells in the sunflower stem tilt the flower bud to try to receive a maximum amount of sunlight.  This causes […]

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    Kale Chips for Every Craving

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Sometimes we have a salty, crunchy craving, but a satisfying snack doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Kale is the perfect snack for fall, winter and early spring since, if slightly protected, it continues to grow in the garden throughout the cold weather. Kale Chips Ingredients: 1 T olive oil one bunch of kale your creativity […]

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    Self-Sowing Second Crops

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Going to seed “Going to seed,” isn’t necessarily always a bad thing. (Click on any image to begin slide show.) We love spring planting. After a long winter of being cooped up indoors, drooling over seed catalogs, there’s nothing better than staying outside from sun-up to sunset preparing and planting the new year’s garden. But […]

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    Constructing Protective Deer Cages for Young Trees

    BY:Josh and Brent

    [youtube width=”500″ height=”375″][/youtube] By far the most common question we get about gardening from nearly every corner of America is “How to you keep deer away from your plants?!?” We usually answer “Coyotes….and lots of ’em.”  For the most part, we don’t have many issues with deer. Our gardens are surrounded by acres of open […]

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    Pickled Radish Pods

    BY:Josh and Brent

    There’s never an “okay” radish season. It seems that each year is either a bumper crop of perfectly bulbous spicy delicacies, or a complete bust of bolted, measly, woody tap-roots. But even in the worst years, when late frosts kills the earliest radish seedlings and early heat waves force the surviving plants to bolt, there’s […]

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    Grow with Us!

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Last year, we worked with Williams-Sonoma to create the World’s Largest “Community” Garden—10,000 people growing 10 of the same heirloom variety vegetables that we grow ourselves here on Beekman Farm.  (Click here to become a part of the online community) This year, the garden grows even larger!   We’ve created two new sets for the […]

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