Welcome to Cobble Creek Farm! We are a family owned Adirondack farm just outside the village of North Creek, NY (407 Hardscrabble Rd. Olmstedville). Use this site to find out everything you need to know about the farm including our vegetable share options, organic growing, pig options, poultry, and maple syrup and canned goods!
-When transplanting, add crushed up egg shells to the soil
-useful with: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc.
-renews calcium to the soil and helps make the plants 'stronger'
2. Tying Tomato Plants
-Grab some twine, a wooden or plastic stake and a tomato plant
-stick/hammer the stake into the ground next to the transplanted tomato
-tie the plant to the stake, and continue to tie as the plant grows higher
- also, be sure to pinch off the 'suckers' as illustrated in the picture below. Suckers are the stems that grow at the junction of the main stalk and the lateral leaves.
-allows the plants to grow vertically (instead of growing horizontally along the ground, often results in tomato rot)
-tomatoes are easier to pick, water, and care for if they're tied up
-tomato plants are less likely to become diseased or blighted if they're tied up, as it allows for breezeways around the plant
-It may smell horrible, butttt purchasing/acquiring a batch of composted manure will do wonders on your plants!
-helps with soil aeration and water infiltration
-renews the soil's nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium
-is an organic fertilizer (yes, we use it right here at CCF!) containing no chemicals or synthetic fertilizers
4. Digging trenches
-When planting beans it is important to dig a trench with a garden hoe to allow for beans to sprout out of the soil bed
-better water absorption in root system
5. Be Patient
-Gardening takes time. It can be frustrating when something goes wrong, but don't lose hope! Keep at it!!
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