When I was in my early twenties, the feminist in me remained adamant: I didn’t like to cook, and I didn’t care to learn how. Once again, gardening has taught me the value of something other than gardening. Yep, now I like to cook. I love harvesting from my yard and cooking up something nutritious and delicious… Continue reading A Gardener cooks….
Show of hands! Who buys wonderful, expensive, organic fruits and veggies with the best intentions of making a healthful meal, only to throw them away weeks later, after the fridge starts to produce a strong, foul odor? Mel’s tip, which has been working for a while: When you realize you are not going to use… Continue reading Garden to Table
1. Sungold indeterminate tomatoes 2. Ornamental millet 3. King Tut grass 4. Dinnerplate dahlias 5. Amaranth 6. Rainbow Swiss chard 7. Lemon basil 8. Cobra garden tool for weeding. It will make you more successful with weeding, digging and planting! 9. Elephant ear to try: King of the Nile, West Indian kale 10. Edible flowers.… Continue reading 12 Essentials for 2012
I have many, many happy memories of hanging out and helping my father in his garden growing up. And now my kids love hanging out in his garden! They love pulling up the carrots, and harvesting the many fruits and veggies. I’m excited to have my dad – one of my favorite gardeners – share… Continue reading Tip of the Day – Preventing tomato leaf blight