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Dark Of The Moon

Since prehistoric times, farmers have been planting and harvesting crops according to the phases of the moon. It means that various plants do best when planted or harvested at certain phases.  Our current period is the Decreasing Light from the full … Continue reading

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Garlic and Deer Ticks

For years, we have heard customers and other garlic growers tell us that they eat raw garlic to repel deer ticks, that are a real problem here in Pennsylvania. Up until now, we had only anecdotal evidence to suggest that … Continue reading

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Pommes de Terre Au Vinaigre

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Agronomy Scout School

Yesterday was a full day of intense agricultural learning at our land-grant university, Penn State at State College Pennsylvania. At the school, a group of fifty (50) entry level crop scouts were provided with the fundamentals necessary for scouting in … Continue reading

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Steely-eyed Missile Man

In case you were wondering, a steely-eyed missile man is A NASA astronaut or engineer who quickly devises an ingenious solution to a tough problem while under extreme pressure. Similar to those of us who farm, and need to make … Continue reading

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Raring to Grow Organically

“Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.      John H. Tobe Heirloom tomatoes are a seasonal treat. They are not good looking (actually some are very ugly) — Ah … Continue reading

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Is Organic Better?

A short presentation to answer the pressing question. What is Organic    

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