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Urban Gardening – The Basics

Urban Gardening – The Basics

If you'd asked me a decade ago if I'd be writing a post on urban gardening I might have laughed out loud, and yet here I am now.  Who knew? Growing up, my mom always had a tomato plant or a few carrots or herbs growing in some patch of soil.  She had the greenest thumb and could really make…
How to Plant Garlic

How to Plant Garlic

Garlic is, hands down, my favorite and most used spice! Whether it's whole and roasted, chopped and simmered (or sauteed) or in powder form, it goes in pretty much everything savory I make in the kitchen! Who: I always purchase my seed garlic from either Seed Savers Exchange or our local Farmers Market and would recommend the same for you.…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – The Living Teepee

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – The Living Teepee

MATERIALS:  Six 4-5 foot poles, six square feet in your yard or garden, a rubber mallet, twine or sting, beans and or sunflowers, a shovel, compost or garden soil, permission, help from at least one other person TIME FRAME:  60 minutes + growing time PROCEDURE: With permission to dig and help from a friend, pick a spot in your yard…
Fall Plans & Plantings – Carrots

Fall Plans & Plantings – Carrots

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned my tentative plans for the fall garden.  Since then, I decided to move forward with the idea of starting our carrots indoors in toilet paper rolls with the intention of transplanting them (roll and all) into one of the beds in the front yard to overwinter as soon as I clear one of…
Fall Plans & Plantings – Kale, Spinach & Chard

Fall Plans & Plantings – Kale, Spinach & Chard

As I mentioned earlier this week, I do believe that our summer will quickly transition into fall this year.  With cooler weather at our doorstep (or, at least, on its way), I've been thinking a lot about our fall and winter garden. Last year's winter garden failed miserably.  We literally harvested nothing.  We attempted to overwinter our veggies in a…