Author Archives: Jeff Poppen

Organic vs Biodynamic

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Re-Mineralizing

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Plant Potions

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The Garden Changes Unpredictably

by Jeff Poppen The garden changes unpredictably. I wanted to mow seven rows of drought-stricken cucumbers and beans, but save the nearby straightneck squash. By the time we got onions and potatoes up and I had the bushhog ready, the … Continue reading

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Weather

by Jeff Poppen We talk about the weather often. A recurring spring question for gardeners is, “Has the weather settled?” We want to plant frost tender crops, but we do not know when the last frost will occur. As of … Continue reading

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New Weekly Articles!

Latest weekly writings from Jeff. What Would I Be Leaving Behind? Beautiful Spring Things

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Books @ Amazon

Best of the Barefoot Farmer Vol.I and II is now available at Amazon. Click here to buy!

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Book Signing Today!

The Barefoot Farmer is signing books today! 5 pm @ Armours Red Boiling Springs Hotel Come out for the fun of it!

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We have a new book…

Published in the Macon County Chronicle – January 31, 2012 We have a new book, Barefoot Farmer II. I say “we” because of all the work done by the designer and typesetter, Victoria, and the illustrator, Linda. “We” also includes … Continue reading

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New Year – New Look

This year begins with an update to our website. A new look that we hope you’ll like. We’ll be making the transition in the coming days. Hopefully, the changeover to a new theme will go smoothly, so bear with us as … Continue reading

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Crazy Owl

Written by Jeff Poppen Tuesday, April 26, 2011 The light green of spring usually brightens me up, but I must admit to a sadness. Among other things, my friend “Crazy Owl” died. You may have met him, gray old fellow … Continue reading

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O’ganic

Written 10/28/10 Dad had a table at the end of the driveway where we offered vegetables for sale. A shoebox collected the money that folk would leave when they go their corn, beans or whatever. It was the honor system. … Continue reading

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From Tobacco Farm to Vegetable Farm

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Intro To Gardening

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Baba Ghannouj

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There are two things money can’t buy – Love and Homegrown Tomatoes

An old saying goes “there are two things money can’t buy- love and homegrown tomatoes.” The climax of the summer garden is the gushing forth of the tomato crop. If you garden eight acres, like we do, or just eight … Continue reading

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Sowing Squash

Successively sowing summer squash seeds surely secures a supply of squash and a successful season. We start in May and two months later planted the last three rows. Little ones are sprouting up as the old ones bite the dust. … Continue reading

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Pole Bean

Pole bean need to be staked. We’re growing two varieties this year, Kentucky Wonder and the Purple Variety that Ed and Margaret gave us many years ago. I like picking pole beans because I don’t like the bending over that … Continue reading

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Summertime in Tennessee

Summertime in Tennessee brings forth the favorite fruits of the earth. Tomatoes and swee corn quickly follow on the heels of beans, squash and cucumbers, and the melons are swelling. So what am I doing out in the garden with … Continue reading

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Garlic

A great crop of garlic graces the garden shed. Tied in bunches and hung from nails in the rafters, it creates quit a sensation. Although the sight is on to behold, especially for garlic lovers, the aroma really stands out. … Continue reading

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