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Let’s Talk Nurtients!

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 nutrients in order to thrive [...]

April 21st, 2020|Categories: Farm|

“Hardening Off” Your Seedlings

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 then are dropped into the [...]

April 11th, 2020|Categories: Gardening|

How to Avoid Transplant Shock

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 drastic temperature change from controlled [...]

April 11th, 2020|Categories: Gardening|

Frisée, Bacon, and Goat-Cheese Salad

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, until golden, about 5 minutes. [...]

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Recipies, Uncategorized|

The Endive Confusion

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. Frisée is sometimes called curly [...]

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Greens|