WesternGardener, contributor | May 25th, 20134 comments
Micro Greens are one of the easiest short-season crops I’ve ever grown. Plant these little gems in early spring, late summer, or early fall for home-grown greens that are ready to harvest in about 25 days.
Tomorrow we celebrate our mothers. Besides expressing our gratitude and giving them flowers, why not feed them some of the delightful, colorful and tasty blossoms that are in bloom in our gardens right now?
Why is it the best ideas for solving gardening problems come from creative gardeners? That’s because gardeners, like Margaret Park, are always searching for ways to overcome obstacles, including how to garden in the smallest of spaces.
WesternGardener, contributor | April 29th, 20132 comments
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its new list of the top 12 commercially-grown fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues. That’s the bad news. The good news is you can grow many of the “Dirty Dozen” organically on your own.
Last weekend, I participated in the Medicinal Herb Seminar at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas, where I provided the recipes for lunch. There were so many requests for the recipes, the soup which I have previously posted here--that I decided to share the recipes from here as well as add a few. Enjoy!
Garden nerds unite! Christy Wilhelmi’s new book has you in mind as she cheerfully explains the science behind gardening and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you want to learn how to grow a beautiful and sustainable garden using bio-intensive gardening methods or build a solar food dryer, "Gardening for Geeks" is for you.
cookinwithherbs, contributor | February 28th, 2013
Here I am blogging from the road--and spring is popping out all over--well at least in the southern part of the country. We gardeners are getting ready for the next growing season with great anticipation.
cookinwithherbs, contributor | February 22nd, 2013
Here is a plant that you will want to grow in your garden this year; this gardener's pick deserves a whole blog. I grew these chiles last summer--had four plants--the leaves are variegated and the chiles are somewhat striated and often striped so they are handsome plants, very ornamental. Not to mention, they are hot!
WesternGardener, contributor | February 22nd, 2013
Community gardeners can reap more than vegetables from their garden beds if they donate some of their harvest to a neighborhood food pantry. Here are the steps to starting a Plant a Row for the Hungry donation program at your garden.
WesternGardener, contributor | February 2nd, 20132 comments
If you've ever run into problems growing vegetables in your garden, imagine the challenges of gardening at 8,120 feet high. Special circumstances like these call for special high-altitude seed grown by hardy gardeners.
WesternGardener, contributor | January 19th, 20132 comments
At the beginning of last season, Harris Seeds invited garden writers to trial new vegetable varieties in their gardens in exchange for their candid feedback at the end of the season. The company used the positive evaluations to select some of the vegetable introductions for this year’s gardening catalog.