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In The Garden

A closer look at the school garden I manage reveals a few faithful winter classics. The same standards of my obsessive winter diet. Broccoli, kale, kale, flowers to adorn my salad, more kale and...

You Are What You Eat

Methyl bromide has been the fumigant of choice for conventional, US strawberry growers.  Plastic row covers are installed and methyl bromide gas injected, sterilizing the soil, killing fungi, weed seeds, and every other living...

Companion Planting with Edible Flowers

  I've tried growing all sorts of flowers as companion plants in and near my kitchen garden. Calendula, Calendula officinalis, remains my go-to plant. They're easy to grow and the flowers are edible as well...

Mint — I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Mint is aromatic, a lively addition to tea or other concoction and the bane of a garden if grown without restriction. "You have mint in your garden?  You may as well pick it up...

How to Choose The Right Plant

Let's get it straight.  Choosing plants at the nursery, even with experience, can be daunting.  Not only do you need to try to stick to your list (if you came with one), but then...

Growing Advantages

I've finally taken the time to explore the inner reaches of my refrigerator, locating the seeds I mentioned, giving me reason to plan and wonder what I'll plant in a climate with a year...

Biosol or Bust

With fall comes the rush on local supplies of Biosol.  We went to get our share.  Each visit to the nursery they were out, expecting a shipment that very afternoon.... I was discussing materials and...
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