Wild Orchard Farms

Welcome to Wild Orchard Organic Farms! We are a small hobby farming operation in the heart of North Carolina. We sell fine organic produce, handmade soaps and wood crafts.


May 4, 2022

Good morning! I hope you all are having a great week and that your spring season is going well so far. Our greenhouse is in full swing, and we are currently gearing up to plant our veggies outside. Here is a picture from a few weeks ago.

We spent our spring break building raised beds from wood pallets that I got from my work place.

The hardest part of that project was taking apart the pallets. I split so many boards trying to do this. My advice is to decide how deep and how wide you want your raised beds. We went for this:

Then, we used paper grocery bags, plastic poultry feed sacks and plastic potting soil bags for bed liners. This way, you have less trash to dispose of, and you save money because you aren’t buying weed barrier fabric. Just cut down one side, and cut open the top and bottom like this.

We ended up buying one bag per bed, but we have decided to fill each one with three bags. We aren’t quite ready to plant yet, but we will be by the weekend.

We also plan to put down mulch around the beds, sand and paint the beds, and repair the fence around the raised beds.

Until then, happy Wednesday!!


February 21, 2022

Good morning! I hope your week is off to a fantastic start. This weekend, we started our seeds in our pop-up polytunnel.

We are also learning to use our new climate controls. We got a Biogreen Palma heater/fan with a thermostat. I’ll soon be posting a review once I get better at using it. So far, so good.

Thermostat

In the future, we hope to add a drip irrigation system as well.

Here’s a smattering of what we planted. I can’t wait to see these little seedlings pop up.

Until next time,

Happy growing!