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6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Do you sometimes feel like your garden is toying with you? Me too. Here’s what I learned this year. 1. Sick plants make for a sick garden; or – don’t buy sick plants from the grocery store. Last spring I felt quite lucky to stumble upon some cheap cheap cheap tomato seedlings at the grocery […]

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5 Great Gifts for Garden Enthusiasts

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
5 Great Gifts for Garden Enthusiasts

Is there a gardener on your list who is suffering from off-season withdrawal? I know just how they feel. Already I yearn to dig in the earth, plant green seedlings, and plan my dinner based on what is ripe in the garden. Sadly the earth is frozen, seedlings wouldn’t be happy, and dinner will have […]

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Growing Purslane – Weeds As Food

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Growing Purslane – Weeds As Food

Did you know that purslane, that ubiquitous weed that grows everywhere, is actually edible? And that it’s full of vitamins and anti-oxidants and one of the best vegetarian sources of Omega-3 fatty acids? Wild purslane has been harvested and eaten in the Mediterranean for eons, but is just beginning to gain a foothold here in […]

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Growing a Perennial Vegetable Garden

Filed in Grow Your Own Food, Uncategorized by on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Growing a Perennial Vegetable Garden

Unless you live in a tropical environment, the thought of growing  vegetables as perennials may seem unlikely. But left to their own devices, many vegetables are self-sowing, allowing you more time plan and plant the rest of the garden. Lettuce: Even if you live in the far north, you can grow lettuce as a perennial […]

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Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Starting Tomato Seeds – Step by Step

Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden plants, and no wonder. A fresh tomato bears almost no resemblance to store-bought tomatoes. A freshly grown tomato is juicy, not mealy. Flavorful, not bland. And they come in a rainbow of yellow, orange, purple, green, rosy pink, and brightest scarlet, not just monochromatic red. You can […]

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What To Do With An Abundant Garden Harvest

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on March 18, 2013 0 Comments
What To Do With An Abundant Garden Harvest

An abundant garden or CSA is cause for joy. But it can also lead to some angst. After all, what do you do with bushels of tomatoes or cartloads of zucchini or mounds of apples? If there is a time to get creative, this is it. See all of our great suggestions below and enjoy […]

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Theme Gardens – Planning a Deck or Balcony Garden

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Theme Gardens – Planning a Deck or Balcony Garden

Are you a gardener at heart, but live in the tight confines of an apartment or small house? I am a firm believer that we can have a garden anywhere. It might be on a windowsill or a balcony or a patio or deck, but it’s important for we gardeners to grow something. Think of […]

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