Drying Peppers

Cold nights are in the forecast for northeast Ohio and that means it’s time to harvest everything you can off your frost-sensitive garden plants. What are you going to do with your end of season bounty? There are many ways to preserve the crops you can’t eat right...

Drip Tape Irrigation

Watering your garden during the summer months can be a time consuming chore if you use a hose or a watering can. Run some drip tape irrigation and put it on a timer, though, and it’s literally no work at all! Our Beginning Farmer interns learned how to run irrigation...

Curing Onions

Remember planting onions way back in April? Well, ours did GREAT. We’ve been harvesting them for a month and we’re only halfway finished. The brilliant thing about onions is that you can harvest and use them fresh, like this lunker… Or you can “cure” them to...

Cucumbers Under Siege

If you are like most gardeners in northeast Ohio, you may be noticing some damage to your cucumber plants at this point in the season. Holes and brown spots on leaves like this… or chew marks like these… on your cukes themselves are telltale signs you are...

What is Biofumigation and why might you use it?

When I interviewed for my position at Countryside, Tracy Emrick (now my boss) showed me one of the greenhouses at Old Trail Farm and told me that many of the plants grown in it last year had disease issues. Even though it would be another month before I was officially...