• 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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  • A Cut Above

    BY:Josh and Brent

    The formal flower garden right outside the back door of the farm house is one of our favorite places to take a walk in the summer gloaming, and nothing makes decorating for a dinner or a guest as easy as having a cutting garden. Our friend, artist and gardener, Frances Palmer, has shared her list […]

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  • Preparing the Spring Garden, Part 5: Mulching & Pest Control

    BY:Kerry Mendez

    A week closer to spring and I catch myself going out of my way to “casually” drive by my favorite nurseries checking to see for the first signs of emerging inventory.  I know those faithful pansies will be smiling back at me soon….. Mulch gardens to reduce weeding.  This also helps to conserve moisture, supply […]

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  • Preparing the Spring Garden, Part 4: Pruning & Soil pH

    BY:Kerry Mendez

      Is it safe yet?  Can I really start inching my way to the garden shed in anticipation of spring?  A few inches of snow on the ground won’t stop me.  A foot?  Nahhhhhh.  Spring fever has a way of distorting reality. If like many gardeners, you are scared about what might have happened to […]

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