• These simple covered hoops serve a multitude of uses in the garden.

    Raised Bed Covers

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Because we have such a short growing season at Beekman 1802, we have to give our seedlings every chance possible. Watch the slide show below to see how we construct our protective hoop coverings that save our plants from cold and pests. Materials: recycled 3/4 in pvc pipe 3/4 inch fabric clamps Floating Row Cover […]

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  • The first tomato seedlings sprout.

    The Great Tomato Race

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    And the winner is…Wapsipinicon Peach! Last week you’ll remember we started our seeds in the SUNY Cobleskill greenhouses, assisted by Bob Sutherland. The first tomato seedlings popped up yesterday. The Wapsipinicon Peach variety germinated the quickest…which we take to be a good sign since it’s also one of our favorites. Named after the Wapsipinicon River […]

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  • Tomatoes

    What Dr. Brent Says about Tomatoes

    BY:Dr. Brent

    I COULD GO ON AND ON about my love affair with tomatoes.  Last year we planted over 16 varieties  (there are actually over 4,000 different varieties). Of course, during the peak harvesting season, I will eat a tomato sandwich with mayo, salt, and pepper for all three meals of the day. All tomatoes are a […]

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  • Love Apples

    The Love Apple

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The tomato affair

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  • Beef and Beefsteak Salad

    30 Days of Tomatoes

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Beekman 1802 is devoted to seasonal living, that is, enjoying rapturously the spoils of each season before bidding them farewell until the next year.  How can you truly appreciate something if you never have the opportunity to want for it?  The season for tomatoes at The Beekman Farm is depressingly short, but we wait all […]

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