Here’s a glimpse of some of the fun we’ve had over the past few years. Can’t wait until spring!
Check out Red House Honey’s Hothouse offerings for summer, 2017. Just received: oodles of all-natural, heirloom seeds sourced from our favourite Ontario seed producer, The Cottage Gardener.
Along with our scrumptious raw, all-natural, certified kosher honey, we will be offering:
White Sage, native smudging ceremonies
Little Fingers Eggplant
Red Express Cabbage
Bull Nose Peppers
MacGregor’s Favourite Beets
Italian Large Leaf Basil
Paris Market Carrots
Painted Mountain Corn
Aurora Hot Peppers
Along with our usual Russian Red Kale, Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans, Lavender, Mint, Dill, French Tarragon, Raspberries, Apples and other goodies.
We never use chemicals or commercial fertilizers on our crops, out of respect for our bees–and ourselves. We are investigating organic certification and hope to sow a crop of white clover on our newly-acquired 11-acre field.
Catch us at Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market this spring, summer and fall! Or drop us a line. We love to chat!
Which came first…the chicken or the egg?
Looking for an Alternative to Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Roses? Stop into The Sweet Life and pick up Red House Honey’s groovy Bee-friendly Garden in a Box. Contains six seed packets (all grown and harvested without pesticides or fertilizers at the Red House Honey Hothouse) and growing instructions. Seeds and herbal or tea packets also available separately. Start thinking spring!
Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean a.k.a Cherokee Black Bean.
In the summer of 1838, the Cherokee were rounded up from their farms in the Smokey Mountains and put in prison camps. They were then loaded onto boats that took them via the Tennessee, Ohio, Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers to Indian Territory. Some 4,000 natives died during the winter journey, which became known as the “trail where they cried.”—www.cherokee.org.
This beautiful bean was carried by the Cherokee on that terrible trip. Sow seeds outdoors after last frost in warm soil. Soak seeds for a few hours before planting 1” deep and 2” apart in full sun. Vining bean requires trellis/fence support. Beautiful pinky-purple flowers grow into gorgeous purple beans; harvest when young. Can be dried on the vine and used for baked beans; save some dried beans and plant next year!
Available from the Red House Honey Hothouse: www.redhousehoney.ca