Blog: Gardening

“New” A.T.L.A.S Disc Harrow

“New” A.T.L.A.S Disc Harrow

Our New (very old) Disc Harrow We recently spent a day at the Barefoot Farmer's (Jeff Poppen) Long Hungry Creek Farm, learning some basics of biodynamic farming. Jeff has some of the best soil I've seen in Tennessee; there's a lot of biomass, any clumps you find can...

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Tomatoes (Early July)

Tomatoes (Early July)

We're Now Harvesting Our Baker Creek Heirloom Tomatoes We've taken two loads of tomatoes, along with some cucumbers, tomatillos, and peppers to Elkmont Exchange. We don't use insecticides or herbicides but we haven't had any problems with bugs or weeds (we're using...

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Tomatoes (Early June)

Tomatoes (Early June)

Early Results With Our Baker Creek Heirloom Tomatoes We decided to grow different varieties of baker creek heirloom seed tomatoes this year for ourselves, and for our one restaurant customer Elkmont Exchange in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. There are about eleven or...

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Fence

Fence

New Security Fence for the Hemp Garden and Greenhouse FEBRUARY 6, 2019 (WEDNESDAY) Fence and Posts Yesterday, I marked the corners for the corners of the security fence that I'm putting up around the outdoor hemp "garden" and the greenhouse. Last fall, I went to the...

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Farming & Gardening

Farming & Gardening

[November 30, 2018] Based on the Section 7606 of the Federal Government's 2014 Farm Bill, in 2015 the state of Tennessee removed industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana in the state's criminal code, facilitating the establishment of an industrial hemp...

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Aquaponics

Aquaponics

Our First Greenhouse  We had no idea what we were doing. We ordered a greenhouse online and prepped a gravel pad. We actually used a transit we bought cheap at a garage sale to level the "foundation". We laid out all of the parts for the greenhouse so we could make...

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Large Greenhouse

Large Greenhouse

The "Big Greenhouse" Big Greenhouse Construction Pick a spot and clear the topsoil... Level the ground... Drill postholes and set the posts... Install hoops.... Big Greenhouse Construction (continued)  Install rafters... Build end walls... Install polycarbonate...

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Small Green House

Small Green House

Small (Home Made) Greenhouse "Plans" We did a lot of research into home-made greenhouses and looked into features such as materials, exposure, heating-cooling-ventilation, plumbing, and power. Our plans consisted of the sketch to the left and a little bit of math to...

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