The Barn Blog: Dig it!

The 8 Best Tomatoes to Grow in Containers

by Julie Joyce on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 07:48 AM

It's easy to grow tomatoes! Even without a large yard or garden space, many tomatoes happily grow in containers that you can squeeze into any tight space. In order to be successful at growing tomatoes in a container, there...

Cover Crop: A Veggie Garden Winter Blanket

by Heather Moister on Mon, Oct 03, 2016 @ 02:26 PM

 
 
Planting a cover crop is like laying a protective blanket over your vegetable garden for the winter. 
 
 
Planting Winter Rye cover crop will:
  • Prevent soil compaction
  • Prevent soil erosion
  • Prevent nutrients from...

Your Vegetable Planting Calendar

by Julie Joyce on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:14 AM

"When can I start planting my garden?"  The answer depends on what it is you would like to grow.  Early season veggies thrive in cold weather and should be planted and harvested early. Others can't take the frost. It is...

Soil Preparation for Vegetable Gardening

by Julie Joyce on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 09:52 AM

More and more consumers are becoming interested in both their food sources and how it's grown. Concerns about the food industry, how produce is sourced and grown, and increased recognition of the benefits of healthy, clean...

The truth about seed starting

by Heather Moister on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 09:44 AM

Itching for spring? Me too!  We are craving the warmth of sun on our skin, that wonderful smell of fresh green growth, and the feel of gritty soil in our hands.  I can’t do anything about the temperature, but we can bring...