A Journal of Heirloom Gardening

Making Strawberry Plants from Runners

Making Strawberry Plants from Runners

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 18th Jun 2017

Although we don't sell strawberry plants I am still a big fan of this humble plant. They are easy to grow and come back every year and that alone makes them a winner in my book! The neat thing about t … read more
How to Hand Pollinate Corn

How to Hand Pollinate Corn

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 12th Jun 2017

Have you ever harvested an ear of corn and quickly notice some of the kernels did not fully develop. This is probably due to lack of pollination. Corn have both male and female parts. The male part is … read more
How to Preserve Fresh Dill

How to Preserve Fresh Dill

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 7th Jun 2017

Well now that you have plenty of fresh dill from this year's spring how do you preserve it? Well generally there are two ways. One would be to wash and dry the dill and then freeze it in olive oil, bu … read more
Raising Italian Honeybees on an Heirloom Seed Farm

Raising Italian Honeybees on an Heirloom Seed Farm

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 30th May 2017

Raising Italian bees on an heirloom farm has been a goal of ours for some time now. I am convinced bees are one of God's most amazing creations. The bees we raise are Italians which are widely know fo … read more
Corn Tillers or Suckers; Should they stay or go?

Corn Tillers or Suckers; Should they stay or go?

Posted by Jennifer Dixon on 27th May 2017

Corn tillers also known as suckers are shoots that begin growing at the base of the corn stalk on both sides. It is not a genetic flaw in the slightest although it may look quite strange.There are a c … read more