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Meet the Spice Girls!

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We’ve been busy this week, and are pleased to introduce the newest members of our farm family, the Spice Girls! They are six-week old chickens raised by the kind and gentle folks at Heavenly Homestead in Monticello, and we are having a great time watching their antics as they work out their pecking order
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Quick Garden Notes

It has been a busy weekend at Cowlick Cottage.  Just a few quick notes:

The fava bean and butternut squash seeds have popped up in the mini greenhouse.  I planted seeds for Asian Red Lettuce, arugula,  and five different types of tomato.  We got two new no-dig beds set in.  We
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No-Dig Garden Beds

No-dig beds

This weekend at Cowlick Cottage, we are building a couple of no-dig garden beds. These are pretty easy to do and pretty quick, too. We planted a test no-dig bed last fall, and it’s working really well. In fact, some of the gourmet garlic that I planted in the no-dig bed appears
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Start Seeding!

Seedling starter

It is coming into seeding season here at Cowlick Cottage, which makes me very happy! There is such promise and excitement in poring through the seed catalogs, deciding what seeds to buy, waiting for them to arrive, planting them and waiting for them to miraculously burst through the surface of the soil into the
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Fall Crops

October 17, 2009 by Carolyn

I planted the following seeds, direct sowed into my raised beds.  It was a little early in the season to plant them, and the heat has slowed down their production a bit.  But now that it’s getting cooler, they are starting to take off!

Purple Sprouting Broccoli Black
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Farm Tour Weekend

October 27, 2009 by Carolyn

This past weekend was New Leaf Market’s 2nd Annual North Florida/South Georgia Farm Tour weekend.  I was excited to see over 30 farms on the tour, everything from backyard gardens to full production organic cheese and dairy farms.  I was able to visit a goat and lamb
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Coming soon

Raised garden

Can’t wait to roll out the new garden techniques.

Hello world!

Main house Cowlick Cottage Farm

Welcome to Cowlick Cottage Farm!  We are happy to share our passion for organic vegetable gardening and to help you get started on your own garden.  You don’t need a lot of time, money or space to grow your own food!  Start small–a 4 x 4 raised bed is a great, fun and rewarding
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