Wyck Stories

Historic House | Garden | Farm
To Market (and Roses!)

With the first market of 2015 starting this Friday (2-6pm), the season feels officially underway! While the excessive cold early in the spring definitely means that some crops will be

Goings-on on the Farm

Every spring is different and invariably throws some sort of curve ball all it’s own! Last year, it was the unusually cool weather that made the start of the season

Into Summer Already?

With the end of this past winter seeming to drag on forever in freezing weather, snow, and sleet, it’s been a shocker to find ourselves in the hot, dry conditions

The Rhubarb is Growing!

This year, I decided to put in new rhubarb plants on the Home Farm. Rhubarb takes a good while to grow from seed, so I ordered crowns instead. They arrive in the mail

The wonders of row cover!

Every year, I like to do some experimenting. I’ll try new crops and varieties, test different forms of soil preparation, and trial unique techniques I’ve heard or read about. Some

Spring at last (hopefully!)

In early April, I’m always nervous to feel like spring has finally sprung. Just when you’re getting used to warmer days and to nights above freezing, another depressing cold spell

Onion snow

It looks like the worst of winter is behind us (fingers crossed!) and I’ve finally been able to get all the crops in the ground that were scheduled to be

(Slowly) Getting Going

After a storm last week that dropped surprisingly more snow than expected, I was starting to wonder if I would ever be able to get seeds in the ground. However,

Will winter ever end?

Although it’s already the beginning of March, the Home Farm still looks like a pretty forbidding place. Mostly covered in a layer of snow and ice, it’s hard to believe