Tag : What to Grow

Snap Shots from Community Garden Plot 31b

  The story behind these photos begins some two years ago or more. It starts around the time when I found myself stepping away from work as a school garden educator, where one of my gardens consisted of 22 raised…

2 Comments / 96 View / September 19, 2017

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 it grew, surprising me at…

0 Comments / 321 View / March 31, 2017

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 room and time to grow,…

2 Comments / 512 View / February 27, 2017

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 is good for you, and…

2 Comments / 258 View / January 2, 2017

Grow What You Love: Lake Erie Summer Garden

  There’s an endearing little community on the shores of Lake Erie, hidden by miles of farm fields and far from the beaten track of the Queen Elizabeth Highway. In fact, there are hundreds communities like this one dotting the…

2 Comments / 167 View / August 17, 2016

Container Garden Carrots from Seed to Plate

  Behind every carrot is a carrot lover. If that’s not you, well maybe you haven’t had the luck to eat one that’s homegrown?  Warming weather reminds us it’s time to plant carrots. They’re one of the more challenging veggies to…

2 Comments / 435 View / April 25, 2016

Plant Pick: California Poppies

  It’s easy to see why California poppies, Eschscholzia californica, have made their way into the hearts of gardeners throughout the world. Their golden and orange hues are positively beautiful, especially when carpeting a landscape or tucked in between grasses…

0 Comments / 165 View / March 28, 2016

How to Grow More Vegetables with Less Space

  The secret to growing more in less space starts with love. What do you love to eat? What can you add to your life that will immediately elevate everyday living? What do you want more of in your life?…

2 Comments / 1138 View / March 21, 2016

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 possessed unbeatable flavor, or both….

0 Comments / 925 View / December 29, 2015

Grow What You Love: Free Printable Seed Packets

  Are your pockets full of seeds? Have random envelopes and jars stuffed with the beginnings of next season’s garden? Me too. That’s how I came up with the idea of creating seed packets made with plain old printer paper and…

8 Comments / 4689 View / September 14, 2015