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March 21st

Spring Container Gardening Class

Next Saturday, March 29th at 1:00 we will be holding our annual spring container gardening class. In this class we will show you how to choose the perfect plants to create the perfect spring color patio container for your front porch or patio! This class is completely free to attend, so give us a call at 503-792-3524 and get signed up today!

 

If you want a sneak peek into what you will learn at the class…or will not be able to make it to the class, check out this spring planter ‘how to’ posting we created for you!

 

If you are like me….then you CANNOT wait for spring and summer to come….we are at the end of March now and I am just itching to see color start showing in my flower beds. Although its still too early to put any summer annuals out in the garden there are still things you can do to brighten up your outdoor space!

 

One of the quickest, easiest, & most beautiful ways to do that right now is early color container gardening! I went out in the greenhouse yesterday and asked Mary to help me put together a step by step guide so that you can plant your own colorful spring containers!

 

All of the products we used are available here at the farm and at other local nurseries :)  ….Lets get started!!!

 

First off…head on out to the nursery and pick up your supplies, you will need:

  • A container…any size/color will do
  • Plant material
  • Soil
  • & a pair of gardening gloves.

 

When choosing the plant material for your container be sure to think of these three things….. Thriller, Filler, & Spiller. These are the 3 most important parts to ANY container….

 

  1. First choose your thriller…this should be your eye catcher in your container and is usually the largest plant you choose; We have chosen the early spring blooming Senetti for ours.
  2. Next comes your spiller…..your spiller should be a plant that is going to ‘spill’ or trail over the edge of your pot. This gives the container a lot more character and depth. We have chosen a Vinca Vine
  3. Then lastly…your fillers. These are just what they sound like…plants to fill the remaining space in your container. We have chosen a mix of spring blooming bulbs for our pot…tulips, daffodils, & a hyacinth.

 

You are almost ready to start planting now….but first…..say it with me…. Thriller……Filler…… Spiller. Got it??? One more time, Thriller, Filler, & Spiller! Ok NOW you are ready to get planting!

 

To start, take your soil and fill your pot, leaving about 4″ at the top of the container

 

Spring container planting tutorial @Bauman Farms in Gervais OR

Next comes a VERY helpful tip….place your plants IN THEIR POTS into your container…by doing this you are able to figure out first of all how many plants you will need to fill your container, and second you can rearrange them to get the color combination & patterns that you like without damaging the roots.

 

Spring container planting tutorial @Bauman Farms in Gervais OR

Once you have decided on a design for your container it’s time to start planting! An easy way to get your plants out of their pot without harming them is to turn them upside down. Make sure to support the plant at the base….then a gentle squeeze and pull and the pot should pop right off!

 

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Sometimes as you are taking plants out of their pots you will discover that their roots have grown quite tightly along the edges of the pot…we call this a root ball….thats ok! What you need to do when you see this is to very carefully take your fingers and loosen up the ball. By loosening up the root ball you a re making it easier for the plant to extend its roots and establish itself in your container.

 

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Finish placing your last few plants into your container.

 

Spring container planting tutorial @Bauman Farms in Gervais OR

Once you have all of your plants in your container its time to fill it up….take your hand and gently lift up the foliage of your plants, take handfuls of soil and fill in the holes that are remaining in between your plants… Once you have all of your holes filled, make sure to give your container a good drink of water, this will help all of the plants settle into place.

 

Spring container planting tutorial @Bauman Farms in Gervais ORSpring container planting tutorial @Bauman Farms in Gervais OR

If you want to add the perfect finishing touch to your container….find a perfect little piece of garden art to add! We have chosen this super cute little ladybug. But you can also choose a seasonal decoration…maybe a little bunny or some colorful eggs for Easter, or a shamrock for St Patricks Day. This is a great way to add a really personal touch to your container.

 

Spring container planting tutorial @Bauman Farms in Gervais OR

Now all you have to do is place the pot by your front door and enjoy it!! That was easy wasn’t it!?!? Now lets all thank Mary for her help :)

 

“Thanks Mary!!!”

Spring container planting tutorial @Bauman Farms in Gervais OR

If you had good luck with this tutorial….check back in for more fun gardening ‘How To’s” throughout the year!

 

See you soon!

~Sarah

 

March 13th

Baumans Great Buy; Weekly Deals Email Program

 

If you were a part of the Great Buy Program last year this has got to be music to your ears…however, if you are unfamiliar with the program then prepare for me to make your day!

 

Baumans’ Great Buy is a program that we started two years ago. If you choose to join the program you will receive an email once a week through spring and into summer  with details for the great buy that week. (more…)

March 11th

Spring Pancake Breakfast at Baumans

Our 4th pancake breakfast will be held Sunday April 6th from 9-11.

 

It will be $5.50 for seniors and children 10 & under. and $7.50 for adults.

 

 

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February 8th

Fresh, Handmade, Delicious…Cinnamon Rolls!

Fresh baked Cinnamon Rolls at Bauman Farms In Gervais OR Cinnamon Rolls…..I don’t know about you but just hearing those two words sends my mind spinning! I hear that and instantly say “mmmmmm” (or at least I think it) and my mind is filled with a picture of a hot, buttery, pastry swirled with all sorts of cinnamon-y gooey goodness!

 

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January 22nd

Custom Hanging Basket Class

 

Class Notes handout and information for each class attendee!

Class Notes handout and information for each class attendee!

 

 

 

 

Have you ever wanted to pick out specific plants for your hanging baskets at home? Or even just a certain color scheme?? Well here’s your chance!!  Come join us on February 8th for our annual custom hanging basket class!

 

 

 

This class gives you the opportunity to customize your hanging baskets for 2014 but it is also much more than just choosing flowers and colors to put in your basket.

 

 

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January 14th

Afternoon Teas at the Farm

For the 3rd year in a row our popular winter tea schedule is back!! Once a week here at the farm we host a traditional 3 course afternoon tea. These teas are held in the Bauman Family’s old home, right in the middle of what used to be the dining and family rooms actually!

 

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September 14th

Pancake Breakfast is Back!

Our 2nd pancake breakfast will be held Sunday September 29th from 9-11.

 

It will be $5.50 for seniors and children 10 & under. and $7.50 for adults.

 

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The breakfast will include hot, fluffy pancakes topped with your choice of delicious fruit toppings made with our own Bauman grown fruit!! It will also include sausage or bacon, eggs, donuts, & drinks!

 

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July 24th

Hanging Basket Troubleshooting

Hello there!! Well we are almost through July now and we are getting to the point where you may be seeing some undesirable changes to your hanging baskets??? Do you know what I’m talking about? Leaves may be yellowing, the plants may look a little gangly, or you might even have a beautiful green hanging baskets but NO BLOOMS!!

 

Whats going on you ask?? Am I doing something wrong?!? No! We are just at the point of the summer where hanging baskets need a little extra TLC.

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July 17th

Whats for dinner??……Corn!!

The BEST summer vegetable (in my opinion) has finally arrived….SUPER SWEET CORN!!

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Fun Facts:

 

  • There is one strand of silk for each kernel on a cob.
  • On average there are about 800 kernels on an ear of corn.
  • An ear of corn always has even number rows.
  • Corn is cholesterol free.
  • It’s a good source of vitamin C and A, potassium, thiamine and fiber, and very high in antioxidants.
  • Corn is a 100% whole grain.
  • Corn is high in natural sugars/starches.

 

 

Corn Shucking (Peeling) done right….check this out!! This has to be the coolest way around to peel corn!

 

 

 

Nutritional Info:

 

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Cooking Tips:

 

There are many ways to cook fresh sweet corn. On top of your stove in a pot of water or steamer, on your grill, or in your microwave .

The most popular way to cook fresh sweet corn on the cob in our family is boiling it although my wife and I use different techniques to boil it and both come out great. She likes to start with a large pot of cold water, add the corn and bring to a boil. When the water comes to a rapid boil, the corn is done.

I learned as a kid to start by boiling the water first and then add the corn to it and let it cook for about 5 minutes. I don’t think it matters that much. Both ways always produce delicious corn. I have read in some cookbooks to add a teaspoon of sugar to the pot of water to keep the corn tender. I don’t think it will hurt, but if you are starting out with fresh sweet corn, why bother.

 

 

Cooking Don’ts

 

Don’t add salt to the water. It only toughens the corn when it cooks.

Don’t cool off hot corn by running under cold water. It will make the corn soggy.

Don’t overcook or the kernels will get hard and the corn will loose some of its sweet flavor.

 

 

Recipes:

 

 

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Southwestern-Black-Bean-Salad

 

 

 

 

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I really….really….really hope you are as excited about corn as I am :) I just LOVE IT!!!!

 

 

June 27th

Whats for dinner….Broccoli!!!

***SPECIAL UPDATE**** Broccoli is ON SALE for only 79¢ right now!

 

Two Whats for Dinners posts in one week this week…..and it may be that way for the next few weeks because there are SO many things that are coming in fresh from the fields right now! So for today we are going to talk about Broccoli!

 

 

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Fun Facts:

  1.  Broccoli originated in Italy off of the Mediterranean. It has been eaten there since the time of the ancient Romans in the 6th Century BC.
  2.   Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, making it a cruciferous vegetable. It’s name is derived from the Italian word broccolo, meaning the flowering top of a cabbage.
  3.   Want something high in Vitamin C but don’t feel like eating fruit? Broccoli is very high in Vitamin C, making 1 cup of chopped broccoli the Vitamin C equivalent of an orange. One cup of raw chopped broccoli will give you your entire daily needed intake.
  4. California produces almost all the broccoli sold in the USA. Americans eat an average of 4# broccoli a year that’s 900% more than 20 years ago!
  5. Broccoli is high in fiber. Not only in soluble fiber but insoluble as well. Since your body needs both types, it’s great to know that broccoli is can fulfill both your needs.
  6.  Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was a fan of broccoli, importing the seeds from Italy to plant at Monticello. He recorded planting the vegetable there as early as May of 1767.

 

 

Nutritional Info:

 

Broccoli-Nutrition-Facts

 

 

Cooking Tips:

 

Broccoli can be cooked using several methods. Some common methods are steaming, boiling, sautéing, stir frying, and microwaving. Broccoli should be cooked until they are tender-crisp. Before starting to prepare the broccoli, rinse the head thoroughly in cold water and remove any wilted or damaged leaves. After the broccoli has been cut, soak it in salt water or vinegar water to help force any insects out that are lodged within the florets.

  • Do not overcook broccoli. Overcooking will cause it to break apart, lose its color, diminish its taste, and will cause the lose of many nutrients.
  • If adding broccoli to a cold salad, first blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes and then immediately rinse with cold water. Blanching for a short period of time will bring out the flavor of the broccoli and brightens its color.
  • Enhance the flavor of broccoli with flavored butter, lemon juice, flavored vinegar, or seasonings, such as basil, dill, caraway seed, oregano, tarragon, and thyme.
  • For a flavorful side dish, cover broccoli with a cheese sauce and brown under the broiler.
  • When selecting broccoli, be aware that the stronger its smell the older it is.
  • Peeling the fibrous outer layer of the broccoli’s stalk makes it easier to digest.
  • Throwing a few chunks of bread into the water when cooking broccoli will help remove the smell.
  • One pound of broccoli equals 2 cups cut up. One 10 oz. frozen package equals 1 1/2 cups chopped.

 

Recipes:

 

Beef Broccoli

 

Beef Broccoli

 

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Broccoli Cheddar Braid

 

Broccoli quiche

 

Broccoli Quiche

Hope that was a little inspiration for you!! Dont forget to check out the rest of our Whats for Dinner posts too!!

Asparagus

Spinach

Strawberries

Carrots

Until Next Time!
~Sarah