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How to Grow Potatoes in a Bag

I love the idea of growing more in less space. Especially if I spend little to no money and glean the benefits of homegrown...

Planting Tomatoes | 10 Tips for Growing a Bumper Crop

Tomatoes are easy to love and easy to grow. Here are a few tips for planting them, getting you on your way to this...

What to Plant: Red Veined Sorrel

Add red veined sorrel to your planting list. In fact, don't wait and plant it now. The Best Kitchen Garden Edibles The best kitchen garden edibles...

Grow Your Own Microgreens

Yep. Even you can grow your own microgreens. If pink is the new black then microgreens are the new kale. Packed with nutrition and gleaming...

6 Basil Varieties To Grow & Love

  Grow these 6 basil varieties to change the way you cook and live. As a gardener and cook, I’m always on the lookout for new...

Edible Weeds: Purslane the New, Easy to Grow Superfood

  Is it a weed, or a superfood? Make a little room for purslane to run wild in your garden or plant it with purpose, growing...

10 Best Kitchen Garden Herbs

  Imagine a garden that elevates everyday living, is a dose of medicine with every bite, and doubles as a pollinator haven. If you grow...

How to Grow & Forage: Miner’s Lettuce

  Miner’s lettuce is in full swing here in California, especially after a much awaited for rainy winter. It’s growing with a zeal I’ve not...

The Best Tomato Varieties

  With more than 10,000 tomato varieties to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. But the answer is...

What to Plant: How to Grow Chard

  If you’re planning your spring garden, put Swiss chard on the list. It’s not only delicious and easy to grow, it’s a super food...

Greens for Small Spaces

  Red and green leaf lettuce will always have a place at the table. So too will traditional romaine, but have you tried oak leaf...

What to Plant: Planning for Spring

  Like you, I have a list of plants that already have dibs in the garden this coming season. They’re the plants that either out-performed...

Grow Your Own Cucamelons

  Adorable. It's the first word that comes to mind when discovering Cucamelons. Adorable with a capital "A." No wonder it's also known as Mouse Melon. Yet...

12 Edible Plants That Give More Than They Need

  Plants that sip and don't suck? Water is a hot topic. States are competing over water rights, drought in the west continues and growing...

What to Plant Now: 6 Perfect Winter Veggies

Many of the foods we love are grown in extremes -- the edges and shifts of weather found with seasons. I've decided consistent, predictable...

Tree Selection: Meyer Lemon

  There are an endless number of amazing trees to choose from if you're thinking of adding one to your garden, deck or front room. However,...

What to Plant Now

Take advantage of our warm fall weather. Warm days and nights mean warm soil temperatures — ideal for seed germination. And carrots can be...

Small Packages

  These compact lettuces are a bold mixture of nutty, sun-kissed flavors finishing with unexpected hints of freshly picked celery and crushed pepper.  Maybe not...

Scarlet Runner Beans

There's something incredibly fascinating about opening up a dazzling green bean pod to find shades of hot pink, lavender and red mottled seeds inside. ...

Define Summer | Grow Tomatoes

    Summer, if defined by the olfactory of senses, could have endless interpretations.  Like "snow" for groups such as the circumpolar Sami people, it could...
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