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Organic Gardening: Fruits and Veggies 101

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If you’ve decided to give organic gardening a go this year, start off by planting some sure-fire, low maintenance picks… Here’s a list of just some of the many easy crops you can pick and some hints for a successful start:

Beans: A great choice because they are tasty fresh or frozen, and there so are many varieties available. Do some research, though, because you may require a trellis…

Blackberries: They can grow almost anywhere you have the space and they are very low maintenance. When picking, beware of the thorns, wear thick gloves or try a thornless variety.

Carrots: They are easy to plant from seed, and you know they are ready to pick when the tops are visible above the soil. They tend to be a hit with kids, too.

Cucumbers: Be sure to plant them after the last frost has passed or you will lose your crop. Cucumbers like to spread out, so give ‘em some room!

Lettuce: It’s super easy to plant and can tolerate partial shade. Plus, if you plant it in stages, you can have fresh salad all season.

Peppers: There are lots of types you can choose from, but the bell pepper plant is generally found to be the easiest to grow.

Rhubarb: A very hardy and versatile choice, it can be grown in a sunny spot or in partial shade. It can also be frozen easily so you can dine on delicious rhubarb pie all year long.

Raspberries: They are a late producing fruit, so planting raspberries will allow you to enjoy freshly harvested fruit into the fall. Plant them in a sunny, dry area for best results.

Squash: Generally squash is found to be easier to grow from the plant (rather than from seed) and it doesn’t like the wind, so position it carefully.

Strawberries: They can be grown in the garden, containers, window boxes or hanging baskets, and they are delicious picked fresh!

Stay tuned for the next series post, Organic Gardening: Pests!

Organic gardening is important to us too. Our 4-acre organic garden is a testament to our farm-to-table philosophy, providing 80% of all menu ingredients (offering house-made pickles and preserves in the winter). Enjoy an amazing culinary experience at cabin, Babbo or 85 today!

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Organic Gardening: Keeping Pests Out!

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We know organic gardening brings fresh, pesticide-free produce and a healthier diet, but how do you save your bounty from hungry local wildlife? Here is a list of some of the more common garden pests and some time-tested tricks to help keep them out of your garden:

  1. Insects: Got aphids? Consider attracting their predator, the lady bug (typically drawn to Queen Anne’s Lace, dill and fennel) who will eat up all those aphids. For mosquitos, try planting citronella, ageratum or catnip to keep them away. As a general tip, marigolds can be used to combat beetles, squash bugs, tomato hornworms and whiteflies – making them a great choice as an overall bug deterrent in your garden.

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