First Among the Fall Festivals, Celebrate Sukkot This Week - The Feast of the Tabernacles
Sukot's "holy fruits" market in Tel AvivZiv Pugatch/Wikipedia Commons. Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday celebrated five days after Yom Kippur. This year, the holiday is celebrated October 9-16, 2022. Sukkot celebrates harvest time and commemorates the divine protection of the Israelites as they fled Egypt. Sukkot is celebrated by living in a foliage-covered booth -known as a sukkah, and eating the "Four Kinds" - four specific types of vegetation.
Wood Ash As Fertilizer
When you are growing crops, unless you are using growing methods like hydroponics, you pretty much need some good soil to try growing your plants in. If you do not want to get into hydroponics, then there is a problem if you cannot get your hands on some good soil: you need some kind of fertilizer to help give your plants the soil & nutrition they need to grow properly. There is one source of fertilizer that a lot of people do not seem to consider when it comes to gardening or growing crops: ashes that come from burning wood products or the right kinds of items that can add plenty of life back into your soil!
Crops That Grow Well In The Shade - Backyard Gardens
Do you have a lack of sun shining in your garden space? Or are you just trying your best to optimize the space you have and do some interplanting? This list of crops that do not require full sun should help!
Crops That You Can Start Right Now (Mid July) !
Did you know that you still have time to start some crops in your garden? I am located in zone 5 and based on my zip code I still have until the mid to end of October before the first predicted frost! You can figure out the date for your zip code on the Famer's Almanac website. Right now I have about 90 days left in my growing season, which leaves a lot of room for some great garden growth!
Jersey Fresh Strawberries Ripe, Ready for Picking
Department of Agriculture Visits Bonacorsi Family Farm in Hunterdon County for Pick-Your-Own Experience. (FRENCHTOWN) – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture recently visited Bonacorsi’s Family Farm in Frenchtown in Hunterdon County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season.
Department of Agriculture, DEP Allow Controlled Open Burns to Protect Crops
NJ Department of Agriculture to allow open burns from April 20, through Wednesday, May 4. With the state expected to experience colder spring temperatures, the Department of Environmental Protection has agreed with NJDA Secretary Douglas Fisher’s request to allow farmers to do controlled open burning or use specialized torches known as smudge pots to protect flowering crops from damage beginning today, April 20, through Wednesday, May 4.