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Dill Carrot Pickles Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/SusanHSmithYields 4 pints. For more fermented recipes, see Good Food for Your Gut. And to learn more about fermenting, subscribe to our newest sister publication, Fermentation.Traci Smith is a Capper’s Farmer editor. She enjoys doing crafts, hanging out with her ...

Moon Signs

My father always planted by the moon signs. He was a firm believer that the phases of the moon affect plant growth. Every year he bought a farmer's almanac and carefully studied the moon calendar provided to decide when exactly to plant his garden.Moon signs are considered by many to be ...

I Love Carrots!

I love carrots. Not the anemic tasteless ones you buy at the grocery store, but the real ones that come fresh from the garden. Once you've eaten one of these, you will never eat any other kind. Daddy tried to grow carrots when I was a child, but had no success. The ground was too hard and ...

Fall Has Come

October is nearly over, and so is the growing season. We have yet to do a fall/winter garden.We do have plans to set up cold frames and have a go at it. But not this year. So, this last week, we began the 'bedding down' of many things around the farm.The last of the garden produce was ...

A Reason for the Green

Saint Patrick's Day has come and gone. For those of us with Irish blood in our veins its a day to party and celebrate with everything green (including the beer, or so I'm told). I am not the party type. But Saint Paddy's day is a special day for me. It is the day I begin my gardening in ...

Grow Your Own Carrots

After two failed attempts, we finally seem to have landed on the right formula for growing carrots. Carrots have been one of the very few vegetables we buy so we’ve been trying hard to figure out how to successfully grow them. Finally, this year we did it.Growing carrots is straightforward, ...

As Simple As Carrots?

I was raised around homegrown food! My Grandparents loved to grow things. Grandma grew flowers and fruit. Grandpa loved to grew vegetables, fields and fields of alfalfa hay and sunflowers! He was always happy to dig up potatoes, so excited at how many there were. He would grin from ear to ...

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