How To Grow A Tomato Plant

Michelle RobertsGardening, Planting Tips


There are over 7500 varieties of tomatoes today and it is the most preserved food in the world. The Spanish Explorers were responsible for distributing seeds of the tomato plant all over the world.

The Benefits of “No Till” Gardening

Michelle RobertsGardening

Tessa with the broadfork

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius (551-479BC). When it came to planting a garden, it used to be that we pulled the tiller out in both fall and winter and diligently turned the soil over and over thinking that we were creating an ideal planting medium, a “well mixed” loamy soil. Hopefully some compost was incorporated into the mix and in the spring some supplements too.  It was unthinkable to “not till” the garden bed. Yet, … Read More

Garden – Get in on Good Vibrations

Michelle RobertsGardening, Healthy Lifestyles

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The Earth vibrates at an amazingly healing frequency.

In Clinton Ober’s Book “Earthing” he states that we are all electrical beings and so is the Earth. There exists a primordial relationship between Mother Earth and You. The electrical charges coming from the Earth are actually soothing, strengthening, and healing. Who would have thought! David Wolfe, an author, speaker, and outspoken authority on healthy lifestyles believes the common shoe is perhaps the “world’s most dangerous invention.”

Sowing Seeds Indoors

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Get an early start on the season by sowing seeds indoors. Learn how to germinate anything from petunias to pepper plants. Save money and enjoy the ability to choose the varieties you like best. Enjoy a tour of Mountain Valley Seeds and West Mountain Wheat. Receive links to quality seed companies and invaluable tips that will significantly reduce your learning curve. Topics Covered: [ul style=”11″] [li]Starting seeds indoors[/li] [li]Introducing soil blocks [/li] [li]Transplanting [/li] [li]Visit to Mountain Valley Seeds[/li] [li]Planting schedule, zone chart, other helpful aids [/li] [/ul]   Estimated publish date : March 15, 2013   Roberts Ranch and Gardens … Read More

High Brix Garden

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Our goal for the 2015 season is a high brix garden.  Organic is such a widely used word, and what does it really insure us of?  How do you know if your food is any better or worse than what you are buying in the store? The philosophy behind a high brix garden is that by feeding the soil instead of the plant, the micro-organisms that are responsible for the natural supply of major and minor vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are able to thrive.  The soil is alive with life and energy.  That energy is then transferred to the plant, … Read More

From Conventional to Organic

Roberts RanchGardening, Planting Tips

Its the first day of spring and its blowing in like a lion!  We’ve had rain, snow, sun, clouds, and lots of wind all in one day.  Sounds like spring in Utah! We are excited about the coming season.  Our seeding schedule begins in earnest now.  We have had our cool season crops seeded for quite some time and they are ready to be transplanted into the garden.  We just need a nice enough day to do that. Our plans for this season include two more greenhouses where we will grow tomatoes and cucumbers as well as lettuce, spinach, and … Read More


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I just read an article in a newspaper sent to me from California.  The article  talked about the need to store and grow open pollinated seeds  if you plan to stay alive in the coming years.  I was surprised by the boldness of the statement.  The economy is giving many people good reason to till up their lawns in order to be more self reliant. And, there are a lot of people starting to ask questions regarding open pollinated (or heirloom) seeds.   You can buy open pollinated seeds OR hybrid seeds and there are many pros and cons to … Read More