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  • Crop Protection: Hardy Annual Cut Flowers in Winter Hoop House

    When I first set out to learn to grow flowers, the process of overwintering hardy annuals was one which seemed totally foreign. With very little information on the process online, most of what I’ve learned about crop protection has been through the process of trial and error. In general, crop protection will vary from one flower type to another. However, for this post (and in my backyard), I usually just apply the same “rules” to everything that I grow. It makes things a lot easier. Here’s a look inside the hoop house when it is on “lockdown”. Basically, this occurs where the forecast is especially cold. Here in my zone…

  • Spinach Seeds

    Winter Sowing Spinach in Zone 6b/7

    Winter Sowing Spinach Winter sowing spinach is awesome! I feel like I’ve mentioned it a thousand times, but I absolutely love spinach. As someone who doesn’t have the healthiest of eating habits, spinach is delightful. From the texture to the inoffensive taste, spinach is a great choice for me and my journey to making better choices. Depending upon where you live, the process of growing spinach can be a little bit tricky. People will mild climates can likely plant it throughout the year. However, here in my hot summer garden spinach is not happy. Here in zone 7ish, the general advice seems to be that spinach should be planted in…

  • Growing Snapdragons from Seed – Cut Flower Farm

    CHECK OUT OUR SOAP SUBSCRIPTION AND 50% OFF SALE! CLICK HERE! I’ve had a long and troubled relationship with snapdragons. Snapdragons have always been one of those flowers that just wouldn’t grow the way I wanted. I’ve seen those “real” flower farms, with rows and rows of tall snapdragons – I wanted that! Over the last four or five seasons, I had tried virtually everything I could think of to grow the best snapdragons possible.  I tried sowing snapdragon seeds indoors. While this method does work for many people – especially those with green thumbs – it doesn’t work for me. I don’t own grow lights, and without them, the…