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2012 Articles in Archives

publication date: Jan 1, 2012
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January

Pros and cons of winter markets

NRCS high tunnel program continues for third year

Tools for an urban farm

A farmer's parting gift

Reducing the work of CSA

Free tool helps with food safety audits

Old-fashioned hotbed provides free heat for germinating

Learn how to manage pests ecologically

Inexpensive caterpillar tunnels give flowers a six-week head start on spring



February

How to choose tomato varieties

Grafted tomato transplants: a new economic opportunity

The Holistic Orchard: a patient teacher

Take care when planting fruit

Calculating how much to grow

Developing tools for small farms

New cut flowers for 2012

March

Entrepreneurs and for-profit markets

New legal entity a good fit for markets


Tips for preventing injury

The best cukes for hoophouses

Salt buildup in high tunnels

Tips for tomato growers

Tomatoes that take the heat?

Succession planting is the key to having flowers all season long

April

Warm weather and insect pests

Advice on apprenticeships from a grower who has been on both sides

A riveting memoir of an organic farmer

Get your watermelons when it's hot

To spend or not? How to decide


Improve your soil, improve your flowers

May

Keeping food safe at farmers market


Urban farmers teach how to grow in small spaces

Reasons, tools for raising beds

Favorite things on a flower farm


Succession plant summer squash

June/July

Setting prices for maximum profits

Caring for the tomato crop

It's time to harvest garlic

Food hubs open new markets for farms

How to make a bridal bouquet


August

Strategies for efficient harvesting

Excerpt from Small Farm Equipment: Irrigation pumps

A new book to teach you — or help you teach others — about farm equipment

Dealing with extreme heat in the hoophouse

Roxbury Farm manuals available online

Revitalizing an old market Grand Rapids, Michigan, updates with a shelter and internet access for vendors

Get ready for garlic planting

September

Surviving stress in a tough year

Building resilience into farm systems

Small town develops a local food hub

A flower farm with a wedding theme

Disease suspected in some garlic

Farmers Market Inspiration Award Winner

October

Organic law turns 10

Breeding better veggies for organic farms Organic Seed Alliance teaches growers seed production, variety improvement

Farmers market essay winners selected

Pedal-powered pea sheller & solar mister


Frost takes out the flowers, but there’s more work


Understanding and predicting conditions

A farmer’s take on dressing for success

November/December

Better bookkeeping

A celebration of the world’s best foods

Growers offer immigrants familiar vegetables

Pedal power around the farm

Learning to grow flowers under cover




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