Perhaps it’s a fitting end to my regular weekly posts on Eat Drink Better to end with a farewell to summer garden photo album. I love sharing my passion for gardening and hope you’ve found bits of encouragement, inspiration, or simply enjoyed a beautiful image in my posts. Images From This Summer’s Garden Here are […]
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Like legions of gardeners across the country I’m always on the lookout for a tasty tomato to grow. The open-pollinated Malakhitovaya Shkatulka is my favorite from this summer’s harvest – indeed, it’s a real gem, true to its name.
You don’t need to be an expert gardener to participate in a seed swap. All you need is some saved seeds and the willingness to share them, and get free seeds in return!
If I’m going to eat something with sugar and dairy in it, it may as well be made with high quality ingredients, in other words, homegrown and homemade. Try this easy three step sherbet recipe for amazing berry flavor.
Replacing an old juniper hedge with a beautiful flowering rosemary hedge that bees love is a good thing, right? In my sustainability analysis the juniper wins, and stays.
I’m new to pickling, but my lemon cucumbers are at their peak so I used them for this pickle experiment, with surprisingly tasty results.
What other vegetable offers so much for so little effort? Eat them as green beans (snap beans), fresh shell beans, or dry them for a dose of protein during the fall and winter. Here are some favorites from my garden this summer…
You don’t have to have a survivalist attitude to build a neighborhood foodshed, says Owen Dell. All it takes is coordinating and sharing the growing of food with your neighbors. Dell tells you how to get started and get going…
Celebrate your summer harvest by remembering to donate to your local food bank.
If you don’t let your edible garden flower and make seeds you are missing out on some great perks…
The gardening sections of used bookstores are packed with stacks of beautiful and useful books on gardening- here are my favorites on growing and using herbs.
Seasoned gardeners know that besides getting your hands in the dirt, the best way to learn about gardening is from other gardeners. This summer, consider going on an edible gardens tour, even if you have to organize it yourself. Here’s how…
Soup in June? Don’t panic, this delicate soup is tasty served cold too.