First off, we take care of our soil, so our soil takes care of us! We use compost and aged poultry litter for fertilizers. We use tarps, flame weeders, mulch and hand weeding to suppress weeds. We rotate our crops to outsmart soil diseases. And finally we use floating row cover and crops with short days to maturity to out flank the pests (flea beetles - UGH!). Elliot Coleman, JM Fortier, Conor Crickmore, and Curtis Stone are our growing gurus.