HOORAY FOR TOMATOES!!

HOORAY FOR TOMATOES!!

We’re excited about our 2016 tomato crop. Plants are loaded with tomatoes, which is all we can ask for considering the extreme weather this growing season.  Harvest should be in full swing around the 20th of August, weather permitting!...

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Dedication.

Dedication.

“T hings grow just as fine in bent rows.”  That is what a friend of mine used to tell me.  It still drives me crazy though when I open the field for the first time each season…knowing full well that straight or not, everyone will notice.  So, white-knuckled, beads of sweat popping out on my forehead, eyes fixated just past the radiator cap onto a fencepost in the distance, I stare unblinkingly on the target post, resisting the urge to glance back at my progress. That’s how it is with much of the growing process.  There is so much to remember, so many decisions to make on a daily basis.  Sometimes I wish it was one big 5 acre greenhouse so I could control the weather and make life...

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Passion.

Passion.

P eople often ask us, “How do you get those tomatoes to set so much?!” There’s no simple answer. So much of what we do here is directly a result of spending countless hours trying to understand the science behind the growing process. The further we get into the process, the more we realize just how little we...

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The Little Things Really Matter.

The Little Things Really Matter.

Consistency really pays off.  Like most anything, if you want to do it well, you have to do it often.  Here at Northern Garden of Life, each day begins with a walk of each and every row of vegetables.  This climate can bring sudden surprises, whether it be windstorms, hail, or anything from Mother Nature’s bag of tricks.  We do our best to pay close attention so we don’t get caught unaware.  In the end,  we do what we can, and we thank God regardless....

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Oh So Tasty!

Oh So Tasty!

It takes nearly 11 months for garlic to be sown, overwintered, cultivated, harvested, dried, and made ready for sale.  So much can happen during this long wait, but each year we are hopeful that all the things we tried to do to keep this garlic rolling would pay off.  So far so good!  We grow Elephant Garlic, Spanish Roja, and German Red....

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