Certified Naturally Grown @ The
Reserve Your 2013 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
|Season: ||April through November |
|# of Shares:||30|
|Full Share:||$600.00/yr or approx $20
per share for 30wks|
|1/2 Share:||$450.00/yr or aprox $15 per share for 30wks|
An array of what we do...
|Saturday 7-11am @ The Jacksonville Farmers Market
Nature @ its Best!
|The Art of Canning Brought Back
|We design special healthy recipes using lots of our home grown herbs.
|Bio-intensive Substainable Farming
|We do alot of growing on only 1.5 acres
|Earth Day 2013
|A Good Start to Another Year
|Big Tender Radishes
|Radishes for salads, canning & our famous Radish Dip
|This are a unique low in starch & makes great homemade chips.
Natural Grown Gardening
Common Garden Vegetables,
Their Companions, and Their Antagonists
|Vegetables ||Companions ||Antagonists |
parsley, basil|| |
|Beans ||Potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbage, summer savory, most other vegetables
and herbs ||Onion, garlic, gladiola, chives
beans ||Corn, summer savory, sunflowers
||Onions, beets, kohlrabi, cabbage
beans ||Potatoes, cucumbers, corn,
strawberries, celery, summer savory ||Onions
||Onions, kohlrabi ||Pole beans |
|Brassicas (Cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli) ||Aromatic plants, potatoes, celery, dill, chamomile, peppermint, sage,
rosemary, beets, onions ||Pole beans, strawberries,
||Peas, leaf lettuce, chives,
onions, leeks, rosemary, sage, tomatoes ||Dill
||Leeks, tomatoes, bush beans,
cauliflower, cabbage || |
|Chives ||Carrots, tomatoes ||Peas,
||Potatoes, peas, beans, cucumbers,
pumpkin, squash || |
|Cucumber ||Beans, corn, peas, radishes, lettuce, sunflowers ||Potatoes, aromatic herbs |
|Eggplant ||Beans, Potatoes || |
|Leek ||Onions, celery,
carrots || |
|Lettuce ||Carrots with radishes, strawberries, cucumbers, onions || |
|Onion (and garlic) ||Beets, strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, summer savory, chamomile, leeks, parsley ||Peas, beans |
|Parsley ||Tomatoes, asparagus || |
|Peas ||Carrots, turnips, radishes, cucumbers, corn, beans, most vegetables and
herbs ||Onions, garlic, chives, gladiola,
||Beans corn, cabbage, horseradish,
marigold, eggplant (as a lure for the Colorado potato beetle) ||Pumpkin squash, cucumber, sunflowers, tomatoes, raspberry |
|Pumpkin ||Corn ||Potato |
|Radish ||Peas, nasturtium, lettuce, cukes || |
with everything || |
|Spinach ||Strawberries || |
|Squash ||Nasturtiums, corn ||Potatoes
||BUSH bean, spinach, borage,
lettuce (as a border), onions ||Cabbage
||Cucumbers ||Potato |
|Tomatoes ||Chives, onions, parsley, asparagus, marigold, nasturtiums, carrots ||Kohlrabi, potatoes, fennel, cabbage |
|Turnip ||Peas|| |
These are perennial crops that occupy
the ground only the first part of the season. Planting these is session will yield at least a double harvest.
Occupies the ground a short
Turnips Bush Pole Beans
These are crops that occupy the ground the major portion of the season.
Occupies a major part of the season
These crops are to be planted in July or later for fall and winter gardens.
Plant in late July for winter
Hints for your garden
Dill - plant near cabbage, lettuce,
corn, and cucumber- don't plant near fennel to avoid cross pollination.
- plant near fruit trees and tomatoes - repels red spider mites - great insecticide steeped in water
Geranium - plant
near corn and grapes - it's also effective against red spider mite
Horseradish - loves potatoes but spreads
prolifically - repels potato bugs
Hyssop - plant near cabbage and grapes
Balm - great for tomatoes
#1 Lovage - a garden sweetheart - it loves practically
#2 Marjoram - close second to Lovage
#3 Tarragon - to Lovage and Marjoram
- likes almost everything
Nasturtium - loves cole crops (collard, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower), fruit trees, and radishes - is a great insect repellent
Mint - plant near cabbage but usually not near parsley
Oregano - loves
cole crops and grape vines - is an insect repellent for cucumber beetle
- loves tomatoes, carrots, chives, and asparagus but cannot abide by mint
- loves beans, carrots, cabbage and sage, but not potatoes
Rue - it is effective
near strawberries and fig trees but never near basil - plant it wherever you don't want cats to go
- keeps company well with rosemary, cabbage and carrots - but never with cucumbers.
Savory - has been seen in the company of onions and beans.
Tansy - likes fruit
Thyme - keeps worms away from cabbage
to Enrich Your Soil
Valerian - Good in compost heaps and good for earthworms.
Caraway - Breaks down heavy soils because of its long roots.
- Helps break down soil and compost. Dig it out and check out the black gold around its roots - rich topsoil.
- This herb is often used in compost and as organic fertilizer made into a compost tea. Also is a great soil enhancer.
Back to Eden Principles
Get Connected to Creation
Allow God to reveal himself to you through nature.
"Go out to where nature has not been disturbed, look at what it is doing and copy it!”
- Paul Gautschi
Find a source of “covering”
that is local and readily available to you. Note: *If you are using raw wood chips, allow time for them to break down (at
least Fall - Winter). You will experience more work fertilizing if you wait until the Spring to apply raw wood chips.
“The ground is a living organism. As all living organisms, God has
designed and made it so it is always covered with something. It's all about the covering!”
- If you have local tree service companies, call them and ask for a delivery of wood chips.
you have access to a chipper, chip yard waste on site.
- If you have access to a tub grinder, it will save you a lot
of time chipping.
- If you have a lawn, collect your grass clippings.
- If you have trees, gather its leaves.
you have rocks, they will retain moisture and slowly release nutrients.
- If you have weed free hay or straw, assemble
a pile together.
- If you receive or purchase a newspaper, save it.
- Grow plants that can help provide an onsite
resource for a “covering.”
- Paul Gautschi
“Anything that comes
in contact with God gets changed.”
- Paul Gautschi
If you are starting a new orchard or garden plot:
out any tenacious weeds.
- Call local resources such as Recycling Centers, Rescue Missions, businesses or neighbors
and ask for their expired newspapers.
- Apply at least 3 sheets of damp newspaper over your garden plot to suffocate
any other grasses and weeds.
- Resist the temptation to work, mix, prepare or till your soil!
- Cover it! Simply
add a layer!
- How thick you apply the cover depends on the material, soil type and weather. For wood chips, if you
apply 4-6 inches in the Fall, it will be ready to plant in by Spring.
- Note: *The thicker you apply the cover, the
longer it takes to break down.
- When you apply the covering is up to you! If you look at creation, nature drops its
needles and leaves in the Fall.
- Note: *If you are using raw wood chips, allow time for them to break down (at least
Fall - Winter). You will experience more work fertilizing if you wait until the Spring to apply raw wood chips.
*If you are using composted wood chips that have had time to decay, you may apply and plant in them immediately.
*If you are using composted wood chips that have been screened, you may apply and plant in them immediately (Paul prefers
this method for his home garden).
If you already have an orchard or garden in place:
“No matter where you live, if you apply a covering to your
garden, God will do the rest, and you will be blessed!”
- Resist the temptation
to till your soil!
- If you have weeds or grasses, see instructions on starting a new orchard or garden (above).
- Paul Gautschi originally applied 3-4 inches of wood chips to his garden plot.
- Paul Gautschi initially
applied 12-16 inches of wood chips to his established orchard.
- In an orchard, if you apply 12 inches deep of wood
chips, they will suffocate grasses and weeds.
Where you plant in the wood chips depends on how much they have broken down.
those starting a new garden or orchard plot with wood chips:
- If you are using raw wood chips, pull them back and plant
in the soil (ground below the wood chips). Allow the seeds to come up before pulling the wood chips back around the base of
- If you are using composted and/or screened wood chips, you can plant directly into the composted material.
After many years of applying a “covering” to your garden and/or orchard, you will notice your covering break down
and transform the soil beneath. After your first year of using wood chips, you will want to plant just below the surface of
your wood chips in this fine grained, slightly compacted, aerated, dark compost that will continue to develop over time.
Heirloom or open-pollinated seeds.
“I love Genesis, the first chapter, and I love the way it starts.. And God
said, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts; this is what I made for your food.” - Paul Gautschi
- Pinetree Garden Seeds
- Johnny's Selected Seeds
- J.W. Jung Seed Company
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Save your seeds!“Right in the beginning, in Genesis, God talks about how He created plants, vegetables
and fruits that bear seed after their own kind... What that says to you is that once you have this plant or vegetable, you
have its future generations in seed form. And it’s all free!”
- Paul Gautschi
- Every time you water or it rains, compost tea is being deposited into
- If you have chickens, feed them scraps, give them your yard waste, and their manure will accumulate into
a wonderful compost.
- If you have any farm animal, give them organic weed free feed, mix their manure with sawdust
or straw, and apply as much compost as you can as a layer over your garden or orchard.
- Initially you may need to use
an organic fertilizer as a supplement for the nitrogen used in breaking down the wood chips. Organic blood meal (dried blood)
is a good source of nitrogen and organic fish emulsion is also a beneficial organic fertilizer.
- Note: If you use chemical
fertilizers, you may see immediate results but your need for fertilizers will increase and your natural soil's nutrients
will decrease in time. On the contrary, the use of organic fertilizer will provide sustaining nourishment for your soil and
you will need less fertilizer as time goes on.
Note: *Do not till or mix. Just add a layer
Water to germinate your seeds and as needed.“Here is the incredible thing
about God and His design, when there is too much water the wood chips displace it and when there is not enough, the wood chips
- Paul Gautschi
your food when it is fresh and in season.“The advantage of harvesting when things are fresh and in season
is that you are getting the ultimate food value.”
- Paul Gautschi
At the end of the growing season, reapply a new layer as needed.
“Overtime, you are getting a higher and higher yield with less and less input.” - Paul Gautschi