As the first rays of sun crest the horizon and the day begins, we begin too. On Tuesdays and Fridays, we open the farm stand. We take a deep breath. This is what we come back to, again and again: even in the most complex and trying times, this is home. This is our [...]
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Sounds complicated, right? Well, we won’t lie, there are a lot of factors involved in giving plants the ideal combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other necessary nutrients. The good news is that getting it right here at Highland Heights is actually pretty easy! Plant Nutrition Basics Let’s start at the beginning. Plants need [...]
As your starts begin maturing, bearing their “true” leaves, we know the time is drawing near to transplant. Transplanting can be a stressful time for growers as it is not uncommon to lose plants to “transplant shock.” When our plants spend the first few weeks of their lives indoors, a virtually weatherless environment, and [...]
Transplant shock happens to your seedlings when they undergo stress during the transplanting process from indoor growing conditions to the ground and the unpredictable climate outside. Many times it is caused by the roots being "shocked" by the transplanting process, specifically to the tiny root hairs that absorb water. Another cause can be the [...]
Frisée, Bacon, and Goat-Cheese Salad ⅓ cup pine nuts or walnuts⅓ pound bacon⅓ cup olive oil1 tbsp Dijon mustard1 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp sugar¼ tsp kosher salt⅛ tsp freshly ground pepper1 pound frisée, curly endive, or chicory3 ounces goat cheese (crumbled) Toast the nuts in a large, dry skillet over low heat, stirring frequently, [...]
In the culinary arts, the word frisée (pronounced "free-ZAY") refers to a variety of endive with curly, pale-green or yellowish leaves. The catalog of leafy vegetables that go by the name endive can be somewhat vast and bewildering, and not always accurate. Taxonomically speaking, all frisée are endives, but not all endives are frisée. [...]
The word endive is used to refer to the leafy part of any of a variety of bitter-flavored plants in the chicory family. The three main types used in the culinary arts are Belgian endive, curly endive, and broad-leafed endive. Belgian Endive Belgian endive is a small, cylindrical head of lettuce whose pale yellow [...]
Arugula Beet Salad This salad is so simple to put together! Arugula and beet were made for each other, the peppery greens and sweet root compliment each other perfectly with a sprinkling of feta, sunflower seeds, oil, salt & pepper. 1 large beet (cooked and peeled)1 bunch arugula2 oz feta cheese2 tbsp sunflower seeds1 [...]
We started this idea we has about the farm back in 2009, but it wasn't until the fall of 2017 through our friend Erin that we were able to realize our ideas into what we have today. Erin set us on a path to incorporate hydroponics on our farm and a way to eventually [...]
Weeds, the bane of all gardeners. Late Spring has arrived and it is time to plant the garden. A few days later, small sprouts emerge from the ground but so does the weeds. One of the tough or tricky things to do is knowing the difference between your sprouts and a weed. How can [...]