2016 Articles in Archive

publication date: Jan 1, 2016
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January

How to grow microgreens

Experiment with 'Eat-All Greens'

Adding shiitakes to a market farm

Turmeric: like ginger, but not

Selling flowers to supermarkets

February

Hydroponics: pros, cons and controversy

Why I stopped selling produce...and started selling convenience

Oats, an easy-going cover crop

Tips for an efficient bouquet business

March

Integrated pest & disease management is a battlefield

Plan to make more money this year

Cater to the special needs of flowers at harvest

Planning and siting your hoophouse

Edible landscaping: a business helping city dwellers grow food

April

Keep food safe at farmers markets

Success in the field starts in the office

Elderberry and Aronia: Two crops you may not have thought, or even heard, of

Pest control in greenhouse flowers

May

Protect plants with shade cloth, insect mesh

The many benefits of no-till farming

IPM tools for small and organic farms

Starting a flower farm: The importance of ignorance

Advice for managing a farmers market

June/July

Increase farmers market sales with the “wow factor”

Lisianthus revisited by popular demand

Moveable hoophouse 5 years out: Comparing homemade vs. kit

This summer, think of a topic for a SARE farm research grant

Grains for vegetable and flower growers

August

Flower farming without plastic

Consider chestnuts: a potential perennial for market farms

There’s an app for that: two new smartphone programs for farmers

The next build in the small farm sector: resilient relational systems

Winter and early spring hoophouse harvest planning

September

Matching sales to production: If you only look at one report every week, make it this one

Frozen Ground 2016: Winter growing conference recap

New book demystifies financials for growers

Omena Cut Flowers

Farmers market designed with low-income customers in mind

How to manage urban and other difficult soils

October

Building a local flower movement

Getting started with biological pest control

Put the right price on your products

Strategies for growing in clay

Teach customers to buy your unusual crops

New books combine market farming and permaculture techniques

November

How to grow heading chicories

Mill logs into lumber on your own farm

Online weather tools for farmers

Phenology for farm planning

Favorite perennials for flower growers

The place for this cookbook is on your market stand


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