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Calling all herb crafters! Free and downloadable ebook available for YOU!

Calling all herb crafters!

Are you aspiring to support yourself by supporting your community with homemade herbal goods? Well, Poppy Swap has got you covered with a FREE e-book that covers business savvy from online marketing, to product pricing, GMP…


Added by Kristie Nackord on April 20, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Seed Scarification and Seed Stratification


I've had a few people ask me how to cold stratify seeds, such as purple coneflower (echinacea). This blog post by Mr. Brown Thumb offers a great explanation, complete with pictures, too! EASY!




Happy Gardening~


Added by Kristie Nackord on May 30, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

It's a Hay Day!

 Springtime in the Rockies is.... unpredictable, to put it simply. One day it's warm (ish) with blue skies infused with hopeful thoughts of gardening and the next day you wake to foot of snow on the ground. But it is precisely this unpredictability and wonder that I love so much!


I'm also always impressed by the timing of things in life and specifically, the ranch life. Yesterday was a "Hay Day'. Literally. Fingers crossed this was our last load for the…


Added by Kristie Nackord on May 1, 2011 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Look at the tulips!!!!!


Maybe one day, just maybe, I could run through those fields of tulips! Weeeeeeeee~ …


Added by Kristie Nackord on April 30, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

X-Gardening :: It's not for the faint of heart~

Check out what X-Gardening is all about in the mountains of Colorado in the May/June 2011 of the Essential Herbal Magazine written by yours truly! 


X-Gardening Article on the Essential Herbal Magazine…

Added by Kristie Nackord on April 30, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Ladies! It's OUR time!-- More Female Farmers Cropping Up.

Check out this fantastic article on NPR regarding  more females croppin' up to lead the modern day farming frontier~




Growing, nurturing, providing and nourishing is such a fundamental aspect of the feminine. Go ladies!

Added by Kristie Nackord on March 31, 2011 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

How to Grow Poppies (Papaver somniferum)

This is a short little video on how to grow poppies that I came across and would like to share with all of the poppy lovin' people on Homegrown!



Added by Kristie Nackord on February 24, 2011 at 5:38pm — 2 Comments

Strengthen Your Immune System with Some Common Garden Herbs

Even though it’s the middle of summer and no one is thinking about colds or the flu, it is NOW that you can be growing, harvesting, and making your medicine!

Below are 4 common garden herbs you may want to consider cultivating in your garden to help boost your immune system.

  • Echinacea leaf & root…

Added by Kristie Nackord on August 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments



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