Browsing the "Grow Your Own Food Challenge" Tag

Vegetable Garden Planner at Mother Earth News

January 17th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Are you planning to grow some of your own food this year? If what's standing between you and a vegetable garden is doubt, Mother Earth News just might have the solution. They just launched a Vegetable Garden Planner, and it looks amazing!


The Amazing Mint Revival!

September 24th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Confession time: I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but the mint plant out front took a turn for the horrible. The leaves and stems turned dark brown and brittle, and nothing new was happening. My friend Kip assured me that mint is hard to kill, and that sometimes it looks dead when really it isn't. It was reassuring, but my plan was to reclaim that pot over this past weekend, while I was doing other fun things in the garden. I headed out front on Sunday, and saw an amazing thing


Starting Seedlings: Watch Them Grow!

August 15th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Holy moly, you guys! My seedlings are shooting up before my eyes! In less than a week, there are already babies sprouting up in my seed starting tray, and they're growing like mad. Check out the progress in just two and a half days


Fall Garden: Growing from Seed

August 2nd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

This time around, instead of buying plants, I decided to start my fall garden from seed! Since I've never grown from seed before, I needed to figure out how to grow everything I planted. In case any of you picked up seeds similar to mine, I thought I'd share what I learned!


Grow Your Own Food Challenge: Fall Garden Planning

July 29th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Our friends at Sustainablog reminded us not too long ago that it's time to start planning that cool weather garden, so I'm making a list of what seeds I want to order and start as my container garden transitions out of summer. I thought it would be fun to talk garden planning and see what you guys are planting, too! If you're working on a fall/winter garden, let us know what's on the agenda in the poll below!


Grow Your Own Food Challenge: A Container Garden Tour!

June 12th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

I’ve been talking over the last couple of weeks about how this little container garden situation has expanded into…well….a not-so-little situation. Here's a little tour of my container garden, and I'd love to hear what you guys are growing!



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