Although the summer is still in full swing, in the garden we are beginning to think about Fall. Usually September is when we officially begin the season, but in reality, there are many chores to prepare for the first of September. One of the big things that kicks off the growing season is our . . . → Read More: Screening Compost and Cutting Down Cover Crops
Composting is a year round task, but during the busy vegetable season, a farmer has less time to focus on it. Hence, summer time is great for catching up and building large quantities of compost to be used the next Fall. One of the main sources of material for my compost is horse . . . → Read More: Community Composting
Olivia handled the bobcat like an expert!
We scheduled to rent a bobcat for the weekend to move tons of compost and mulch into the garden area, essentially to more than double the planting area. My week was spent running around town collecting used cardboard to block out grass and . . . → Read More: Bobcatting
Looking east at the first few shaped and planted garden beds. Having fun with the shapes!
Three of the pioneers, Cassava, Peanuts and Aloe. All of these thrive in our summers and are personal favorites.
This long curved bed of Cassava was planted about a month ago. It . . . → Read More: The New Garden Taking Shape
One of the many beautiful sights in the garden
On an overcast weekday morning I struggled through typical Kendall traffic to arrive at a garden I had been anxious to visit for a very long time. Franks garden has been on my radar ever since I hosted a potluck for Urban Oasis . . . → Read More: Frank Macaluso’s Garden
It’s finally that time of year in Miami, that is, planting time!
I have been extremely busy planting hundreds of seeds and caring for them (hence the lack of blog posts in the past month).
I’d like to share with you pictures of some beautiful compost, which is a key ingredient in my seedling . . . → Read More: Screening compost
Let me briefly introduce you to Hani Khouri. He is a local cheese maker, goat herder and Mediterranean food producer, his company is called Hani’s Organics and he lives in Redland, FL. I met him while working at Bee Heaven Farm a couple of years ago when he would come buy ingredients for his . . . → Read More: Hani’s goats
About once every 2 weeks I drive my truck 4 miles to the Enchanted Forest Park in North Miami. Tucked away in the center of the dense oak hammock is a horse stable called Rock ‘n’ Ranch which provides pony rides to park visitors. Every time . . . → Read More: Picking up manure at a magical forest
Just because the Little River Market Garden is not certified organic doesn’t mean we don’t grow organically. The following post is taken from the University of Florida Extension website, www.ifas.ufl.edu, a great resource.
Organic gardening is a term for combining some basic gardening procedures with an ethical philosophy of environmental preservation.
The distinguishing feature . . . → Read More: Producing Garden Vegetables with Organic Soil Amendments
Composting is a crucial element in the way we grow produce at the garden. The benefits of adding compost to the field or any planting area are incredible and numerous. It not only adds nutrients, but makes them more readily available to plants. It improves the structure of the soil, which helps to maintain . . . → Read More: Compost and Soil