Planting Garlic

By |October 15th, 2021|Linwood|

The autumn season has finally arrived! ONE OF MY FAVORITES! It's a lovely way to end the gardening season, with the crisp fall temps, changing leaves, and the scent in the air. Not to mention everything flavored with pumpkin spice- ha! With summer and fall gardens finishing off their last bit of bounty before winter

Growing a Pollinator Garden

By |September 15th, 2021|Linwood|

Are you thinking about growing a pollinator garden? if you're like me, you've more than likely have been daydreaming about having a pollinator garden at your house for some time now. I've slowly been adding onto my pollinator garden for the past year now- mainly planting perennials. With owning chickens, it has been a challenge

Freezing Green Beans

By |August 12th, 2021|Linwood|

I don't know about you, but our garden is producing A LOT of green beans right now. Good things come to those that wait, and we have picked 5 pecks already and more to come! We're still patiently waiting on our tomatoes to turn red, but at least we plenty of beans to eat in

Herbs to Grow in Shadier Gardens

By |July 14th, 2021|Linwood|

Do you love fresh herbs, but don't have enough room in your garden to grow them? Many of your favorite herbs thrive in shadier environments. Nothing beats freshly grown herbs! One of the joys of summer is the explosion of fresh herb-y taste, whether it's basil with summer tomatoes or mint in your tea. Growing

Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe

By |June 15th, 2021|Linwood|

Its that time of the year again- farmers market season! My FAVORITE! I love being able to shop at my local farmers market and bring home yummy ingredients to cook with.  At Linwood Alive we've been digging early potatoes already, but we'll have to wait for those delicious beans to be ready. In the meantime,

Gardening with Children

By |May 15th, 2021|Linwood|

Hello, from Linwood Alive! This month we got to garden with the littlest of our participants. Last year we weren't able to garden with our Day Care because of Covid-19 restrictions, so it was VERY exciting for everyone to get back in the garden with the little ones and get our hands dirty. The children

Community Gardens are GROWING

By |April 12th, 2021|Linwood|

Hello, from Pocahontas County West Virginia! I hope everyone enjoyed mother natures prank on all of us, with the snowfall on April 1st. Fingers crossed that is the last snowfall of the season, but I know this mountain weather can turn at any moment and bring us a surprise. As we're gearing up for another

Microgreens

By |March 15th, 2021|Linwood|

Greetings from 4848 and welcome back to another gardening season with Linwood Alive! Spring is fast approaching and I know many folks have already started planning out their gardens for the season. Some folks may even have seeds started and awaiting the warmer temperatures to transplant them into the ground. I know we're gearing up

Gardening with Row Covers

By |October 14th, 2020|Linwood|

Here at Linwood we're in peak fall foliage, the mountains look like they're on fire. The days are growing shorter and the nights are getting colder. We had our first frost towards the end of September, and many cold nights since our first frost. Even though it's beautiful outside, it's sad to see the garden

Preserving Your Garden Produce

By |September 14th, 2020|Linwood|

It's that time of the year where everyone is starting to plan for how to preserve their garden goodies without letting anything go to waste. Here at 4,848 the nights are growing colder and the weather is starting to feel like fall. I'm sure we'll be getting our first frost before too much longer. Garden

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