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Turn Your Trash into an Indoor Salad Garden!
Create your own mini indoor salad garden with stuff you otherwise would throw away. Use these instructions to build your own environmentally-friendly indoor salad garden using plastic food packaging and toilet paper tubes. Keep waste out of the… Continue reading
Sonia Kendrick of Feed Iowa First explains blossom end rot to a group of employee volunteers at the Rockwell Collins tomato garden in July 2013.
Sonia Kendrick, founder of Feed Iowa First, was a remarkable woman.
An Afghanistan war veteran and a farmer… Continue reading
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Do you have a secret dream to be a farmer? Would you like to produce your own food for you and your family? Do you… Continue reading
The June Garden
In my May garden update, I shared the (rather long) list of all the things I have growing in my kitchen garden this season. Here’s an update on how things are progressing and a look at my garden in June.
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The heat is on.
Hot, sunny summer days can take a toll on the kitchen garden. Vegetable plants need water to beat the summer heat and maintain optimal… Continue reading
I’m working through my kitchen garden from A to Z. Here’s my guide to growing, harvesting, cooking, and preserving cabbage.
When it comes to cruciferous vegetables, cabbage is king. Cabbage plants produce huge, showy heads that hold their own amongst ornamentals. Cousin to kale, broccoli, cauliflower, the cabbage has… Continue reading
“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”
The quote above from American naturalist and writer Edwin Way Teale pretty much sums up my thoughts about the garden in May. In the May garden, anything seems possible.
The May garden is pure enjoyment. The hard work of prepping the soil and planting the… Continue reading
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Starting pepper seeds indoors has to be my favorite gardening task.
There’s something about planting pepper seeds inside when it’s too cold to be in the garden. It somehow reassures me that warmer days are ahead. I get daydreaming about all the colorful fruit the plants will bear to… Continue reading
I’m working my way through my kitchen garden from A to Z. Here’s my guide to growing, harvesting, cooking, and preserving beans.
Remember Jack and the Beanstalk?
Young Jack traded his family’s cow for some “magic beans,” much to his mother’s chagrin. One bean grew into a great… Continue reading