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Tag: grow your own food

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

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

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.

Why are my cucumbers falling off of the vine?

What I’ve always loved about growing cucumbers is that it’s so easy to do. Usually, my cucumbers thrive with regular watering and no other maintenance to speak of. That totally rocks until a crop of cucumbers decides that it doesn’t want to cooperate.

Grow Strawberries for More Flavor

Have you noticed that those big, bright, beautiful strawberries at the grocery store stop being so impressive when you bite into them? Here’s why, and it’s all the more reason to grow strawberries yourself!

How to Grow and Transplant Your Seedlings

So you’ve started your seeds indoors to get a jump on spring, and like magic they are beginning to grow. Now you’ve got seedlings. The excitement of having grown your own starts for your vegetable garden can turn into panic if it is still too cold to plant them in the garden…

How-to: Refresh Your Herb Spiral for Spring

Remember that super sweet spiral herb garden that we built last spring? It produced lots of delicious herbs for my kitchen, but it lay dormant over most of the winter. Like any container that you’re planting in, these herb spirals need a bit of maintenance to spruce them up for spring plantings. Here’s how to fix yours up so it’s good as new!

Get Crafty With Your Seed Labeling

You are definitely going to want to label your seeds. Not only does it make your garden look better, but it also makes it easier to identify what it is that you planted. We all think that we’ll remember, but 20 minutes after we are done and out of the moment, we forget. Plus there is no reason to waste your memory on that info when you can easily write it down.