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Artist Sam Van Aken uses grafting techniques to create his Tree of 40 Fruit. It’s a stone fruit tree that produces different fruits all summer.
Want to turn your front yard into a radish garden? Or how about making that empty lot you own into a pumpkin patch? If you live in California, the recently passed Neighborhood Food Act says you can grow as much food on your property as you want, without penalty. Think that’s no big deal? Turns […]
Permaculture is an ecological gardening technique that is “ancient yet cutting-edge technology”. Author Christopher Shein teaches gardeners both novice and experienced how to apply permaculture to vegetable gardens in The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture.
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: 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.
Want to get kids interested in gardening? Dealing with a short growing season? Want to grow your own veggies, but don’t have the patience? The Speedy Vegetable Garden has lots of ideas for you.
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.
Celebrate your summer harvest by remembering to donate to your local food bank.
It might seem a little bit early to talk about planning and planting for fall, but you actually need to start sooner than you think!
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.
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 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.