Dickinson Pumpkin

Fall is a special time of year for farmers and home gardeners alike. We’re harvesting our final bounty, putting our soil to sleep for the winter, looking forward to a well-deserved break, and (yes, already!) starting to dream about next season. It’s a time to reflect...

5 Uses for Fall Leaves (no bagging required!)

Fall is the most glorious, and rejuvenating, season! Once green leaves reveal their true crimson, gold and copper colors, the silver-lined clouds fill the sky, and warm beverages are welcome once more. Not only is fall rejuvenating to humans, but this season is one of...

Planting Garlic

I love growing garlic. It doesn’t have a lot of pest or disease issues, requires minimal care, and produces three separate (and delicious!) crops: green garlic in spring, garlic scapes in early summer, and the main bulb harvest in July. It’s easy to save seed and...

Weed Control Along Fence-lines

You may have seen the picture of our beautiful new fence at Old Trail Farm. If not, you can check it out here! No matter how beautiful, all fences have one constant problem: grass and weeds growing along the fence line. Fortunately, we have a few tricks up our sleeve...

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...

Defenders of the garden, unite!

Early fall is the prefect time of year to search for beneficial, predatory insects that live in your garden plot. These big bugs have spent their summer growing, eating, and growing some more! Get out in your garden beds and search for some of these awesome insects!...

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