Category Archives: Growing Vegetables

Kale…Easy to Grow and Good for You!

I’ve been growing kale for several years.  This vegetable is really easy to grow, the bugs seem to ignore it and the harvest is usually quite abundant.  We do two different types.  These shots were taken in our plot late … Continue reading

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Growing Vegetables- Summer 2014- Part 6

The growing season is in full swing here on Long Island and it’s been quite a good season at that.  We grow garlic every year and I’d highly recommend it.  It’s a simple crop to grow, the seed stock is … Continue reading

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Growing Vegetables- Spring 2014- Part 5

If you are on Long Island in New York you know that spring is now in full bloom and summer is just a few weeks away.  The weather by and large has been pleasant and pretty good for growing vegetables.  … Continue reading

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Growing Vegetables-Spring 2014-Part 4

It’s been a rainy cold spring so far…good for something I guess but definitely slowing down the growing process at our farm plot!  It’s also getting in the way of some of the hardening process back at the house.   … Continue reading

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Onions and Potatoes-Spring 2014-Part 3

  This week I put in 150 onions…75 red and 75 yellow.  What I did was make 5 rows with about 7 inches between them.  I dug out trenches about 5 inches deep and used the soil to build up … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Growing Season 2014-Part 2

  When last we talking about preparing for the 2014 season,  I had just planted bok choy, peppers and tomatoes in the little greenhouse I have in my dinning room.  That was about 2 weeks back.   The tomatoes have … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Growing Season 2014-Part 1

Hello Gardeners!  It’s almost time to get your vegetable garden rolling for the 2014 growing season here on Long Island New York.  After the miserable winter we’ve suffered through,  it’s exciting to think of warmer days strolling the island beaches, … Continue reading

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If the BEES Go… We ALL Follow

I’ve been studying this rather scary and intimidating ecological dilemma for a few years now.  From time to time the story has popped up in the newspaper, magazines, on TV documentaries and of course on the net. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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The Tomato Blight Continues to Haunt Long Island Farmers & Gardeners

I’ve been growing tomatoes in the Greenlawn Organic Gardens for the last 10 years or so.  The first 5 years our crop was so huge that we were giving tomatoes away to everyone we knew.  We were making sauce practically … Continue reading

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