The FarmGirls took advantage of the recent rains. Cleaned the vegetable gardens and put out seed.  

Lettuce, radishes, carrots, spinach and English peas have popped their leaves through the garden soil. Seedlings are amazing!  

We plant many heirloom varieties in our gardens.  Heirlooms seed savers and seed catalogs are strong in diversity. Choosing to plant diversity and variety is beneficial to gardeners in several ways.  

For example, marketmore and Armenian cucumbers  are two varieties of cucumbers that offer two distinct flavors. Also, different varieties mature at different times allowing a longer harvest for the gardener.   

If heirloom seeds are planted in separate gardens and fruit is allowed to remain on vine for seed harvest then the seed harvested will be your seed for the following year.

Many urban gardeners use heirloom seeds, and provide GMO-free food for their farm animals. The FarmGirls are excited to meet dedicated individuals who setup the sound business practice of providing supplies for serious vegetable gardeners and urban homesteaders.  

Trinity Haymarket LLC is just such, a farmer’s supply store specializing in non-GMO and organic whole grains and feeds for the home flock, whether that means poultry, rabbits, dairy goats or the family cow.  

Trinity Haymarket support small-scale sustainable farming wherever it is found, urban, rural or in between.  

The Haymarket provides feeds, bedding and supplies for your backyard farm including non-GMO, open pollinated heirloom seeds, high carbon steel forged tools, worm castings, Azomite for gardeners, and beekeeping supplies.  

The FarmGirls are thrilled to find shop owners of integrity providing supplies that will support local farmers.  

We strongly support Farm education.  

Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. visit Trinity Haymarket and take advantage of various classes.   Jeff Raska from Texas A&M AG extension is a poultry instructor speaking on raising backyard chickens starting at 10 a.m., or talk with Mark Holguin a biologist that will be showing you how to raise Black Soldier Fly Grubs for your poultry flock.  

Rsvp to support The Trinity Haymarket at info@trinityhaymarket.com  or visit them at 1715 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX  75207. You might find some great finds for your Fall gardens!

Join the FarmGirls every week in celebrating local, fresh and natural foods on the FarmGirls Organic Gardening Radio and follow us on Facebook: Garden Inspirations, from our garden gate to yours…

 

FarmGirls of Garden Inspirations, a garden education company are Marilyn Simmons and daughter, Donelle Simmons.  You can email us at farmgirls@gardeninspirations-tx.com and join our weekly email by signing up through our website: www.gardeninspirations-tx.com, like us on Facebook!  Tune in every Friday at 1 p.m. to the FarmGirls Organic Radio Show on KAAM 770 AM.