Category Archives: Gardening Articles

2016 in a Chaotic Nutshell

Have you ever had a task you needed to do? And the more you put it off, the more it caused anxiety? Then months pass and you still haven’t done it? For me, that’s writing a blog post. I write … Continue reading

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What are GMOs?

What are GMOs? Are you avoiding them because someone said they’re bad, or do you actually know what they entail? The Issue of Misinformation Did you know you can now buy GMO-free hummus? When I saw the ad, I gave … Continue reading

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What’s Up?

Almost three years after the blog began, Ames Family Farm is moving into the future. Continue reading

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It’s Time to Think about Garlic!

I’ve already blogged about one of the easiest crops to grow, Swiss chard. Now here’s the other: garlic. Cultivated since ancient times, garlic receives mention in the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament. Many cultures developed their own varieties, … Continue reading

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Seize the Season (with Smoothies)

This post is dedicated to Marla! It’s mid-August, and produce is at its peak. Sales are everywhere. Friends call you, asking you to come pick grapes and blackberries so they don’t go to waste. And you hate wasting food, but … Continue reading

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Blue Jade Corn

Today I arrived back from my vacation, and harvested my Blue Jade corn. I was worried that my corn would pass its prime while I was in Idaho, and it did. It was still edible, but a bit chewy and … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Good Basil Go Bad

Do you see the top of the basil, where tiny leaves are bunching up? Click on the picture to expand it. There you go. They look scrunchy and spiky. Yep, it’s time to make pesto. Tonight. You see, basil has … Continue reading

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