HOMEGROWN: The End of Summer Reset- The Perfect Time to RENEW Your Garden

Guest series by Danielle Smith of Garden Like a Mother Welcome to late August, the magical time of year for Midwestern gardeners when our gardens explode and finally start to produce the long-awaited fruiting crops weโ€™ve been craving since winter. Aside from a bounty of zucchinis, tomatoes, and cucumbers, this part of the summer offers gardeners…

HOMEGROWN: Top 5 Tips for Transplanting Success

Hello my darlings and happy planting season!!! I think we have finally reached the end of evenings in the thirties (or at least I sure freaking hope so!) and it’s time to get serious with the planting. At our farm, we have just started to kick things up a notch, getting the first summer crops…

Spring in the Greenhouse + Tools & Tips to Start Your Own Seeds

We’ve done it again! We have officially entered the sunny, beautiful, refreshing, warming greenhouse season! The 2018 season at Raleigh’s Hillside Farm has begun! We cleaned out all (okay, most) of the row cover, crates and landscape fabric that lived in our greenhouse over winter, sanitized every surface, cranked up the heater for the first…