Square Foot Garden Seed Tape

Seeds come in many shapes and sizes. The tiniest seeds – such as radishes, carrots and onions – can be difficult to sow with precision. One way to address this problem is to use seed tape. Fortunately seed tape is easy to make, store and use, both in traditional row gardens and Square Foot Gardening raised beds. Seed tape helps you conserve seeds, minimizes (or eliminates) the need to thin plants later in the season, and makes a great winter-time […]

2014 Seed Starting Plan

Earlier this month I shared the 2014 Main Garden Plan for Arcadia Farms (and you can see it by clicking here). I’m still working on plans for the Fenceline Garden because I’d like to transition it from a garden of annuals to a space for perennial fruit and herbs. (Here’s a picture of what it looked like last year.) The seed catalogs have started pouring in and, just like last year, I’m looking to get a jump start on my […]

2013 Seed Starting Plan

{Psst! If you’re here to download our FREE Seed Starting Spreadsheet, its about halfway down the page.}   I’m getting giddy about spring now that I’ve purchased seeds for our 2013 gardens! I spent a lot of time looking through websites and catalogs last week to make my selections. I started my seed search having a general idea of what I wanted to grow (thanks to our members!) but I needed to explore all the available varieties for crops that […]

Seed Sources

I did it! After many hours of possibly making the process more complicated than it needed to be looking through seed options, I’ve selected plant varieties for Arcadia Farms’ 2013 season! This is an exciting time for a gardener – exploring the vast world of possibilities as you imagine what your upcoming garden could become, what it could yield. There are so many varieties and sometimes making a choice between what would be prettiest and what would be most productive […]

Meet the Winter Team

Last week I shared in this post that I’m planning to grow vegetables this winter. For those of you who are following and would like to try to do the same, I thought I’d share just exactly what we’re planting. But before we get to the starting lineup, I wanted to quickly share some information about the garden layout for winter. The winter garden will consist of six 4’ x 12’ raised beds which have been converted into “hot beds” […]

Seeds!

For the last several weeks I’ve had a nerdishly exciting time picking out seeds for Arcadia Farms’ 2012 crops. In order to successfully implement our succession planting strategy, I have an elaborate spreadsheet that provides the optimum start and transplant dates to meet my harvest date goals. Last Saturday was our very first seed-starting date so Owen and I joyful started broccoli, cabbage and some herbs. Since my blogging-promise is to bring you along on our journey, I knew that […]