Browsing the "Grow Your Own" Tag

The Drunken Botanist – Book Review

May 12th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The Drunken Botanist examines the wide variety of plants that have been distilled and fermented throughout the ages. It will appeal to gardeners, drinkers, and anyone who likes food history


The Artist, the Cook and the Gardener – Book Review

March 18th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The Artist, the Cook, and the Gardener: Recipes Inspired by Painting from the Garden by Maryjo Koch is a gorgeous cookbook. This contemplative book filled with beautiful language, art, photography, and, of course, delicious recipes is perfect for a spring-themed gift or for placing on your own coffee table


Book Review: “Building Soils Naturally,” Organic Gardening Bible

August 18th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Building Soils Naturally by Phil Nauta is an extensive (and scientific!) look at the importance of soil sustainability in organic gardening. While it may not be the most budget-friendly answer to dirt 101, but Building Soils offers an expanse of how-to knowledge to very literally lay the groundwork for any greens to grow, without asking one to buy out a Lowe's.


The Organic Watergate Dilemma

July 24th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Dubbed "The Organic Watergate," this revelation might be fighting words for some, but for those invested in the safe food community, it might mean enhanced scrutiny on our food system


More Food Garden Eye Candy

June 7th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

It's been warm and rainy here in Atlanta, and our food garden is blowing UP! I headed out to the garden with my camera the other day to take some shots of our food-growing progress, and I'd love to hear what's growing in your gardens! Tell me about what you're planting or planning to plant in the comments. If you have photos, feel free to share links, too.


Poison Hemlock: Dangerous Garden Invader

June 6th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Container gardeners don't need to worry as much about weeds and pests, but if you're growing your food in the ground sometimes things pop up in the old garden that are not so welcome. That's not always bad, right? Sometimes you get delicious volunteers from the compost bin. If the uninvited garden guests are weeds, you just pull them out and move on. But there's one weed that pops up in food gardens that's a little bit tricky and can be dangerous: poison hemlock


Using a Cold Frame to Start Your Summer Garden

April 9th, 2012 | by Patricia Larenas

Using a cold frame is a fantastic low-tech way to start your seeds for a summer vegetable garden. Even if you have a long growing season, you'll have your yummy veggies on the table earlier in the summer than if you wait to sow your seeds directly in the soil



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