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 it along with other tender, summer greens. Given ample sun...

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 one thing -- or, in this case, a handful of plants...

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 seen in years and popping up in places I’d forgotten...

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 simple. The best tomato varieties are the ones you have...

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 packed with more nutrition than kale. (Yes, it’s true. Kale...

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 lettuce, 'Roxy' or 'Freckles'?  Or maybe arugula or Mizuna greens?...

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 the others, producing amazing blooms or impressive yields, or simply...

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 another more common name, Mexican Sour Gherkin, adds a tinge...

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 food locally is more important than ever. Right out my...

Grow Your Own Microgreens

  If pink is the new black then microgreens are the new kale. Packed with nutrition and gleaming with vibrant color, microgreens are some of the best of the best. Fresh, homegrown vegetables loaded with...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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