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Content tagged with “Gardening”

How to pickle anything (no canning necessary)
There are certain things I will never understand in this world: the rules of cricket, how fish reproduce, quantum...
6 surprising ways to use zucchini
It’s already started: just the other day I ran into my neighbors as they were admiring their garden. “Looks...
Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted
Sweet corn is one of summer’s simplest, purest pleasures. A fresh-picked ear, grilled to caramelized perfection...
5 tips to green up your diet
With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22), eco-consciousness is on a lot of people’s minds. At EatingWell...
Easy foods to grow without a garden
I have never had a garden. For the past several years I’ve lived in small urban spaces with little to no outdoor...
It Might Be Snowing, But the Garden Stirs
It has something to do with the light, the quality of it, the height of the sun at midday, the edging toward the...
Ahoy, Bok Choy!
They are already up! The Bok Choy (a variety of chinese cabbage) seeds have sprouted, only three days after they were...
Celebrating Radicchio
In the depths of winter, I'll succumb to temptation and buy a small burgundy head of chioggia radicchio at our local...
What's Up
There's an old Vermonter's adage that you plant seeds on Town Meeting Day. It's a big day: not only do we practice...
Planting a Healthy Juice Bed
March in Vermont this year has meant snow piling up and drifting, drifting and piling up. As Kate points out in...
Garden Tunnels: Because I cannot wait...
The spring sure is taking its sweet time this year in Vermont. The birds are back, the light is lifting, yet the cold...
Raised Beds Basics
The snow has finally melted and I have started the inventory of winter damage. For the first time in fifteen years,...
It's Too Early to Hanker after Tomatoes
Blame it on EatingWell Magazine that I just ordered seeds for five more varieties of heirloom tomatoes. That’s on top...
Compost Musings, part one
I am thinking about compost. Here's why: Ben Hewitt, farmer, writer, activist, and author of The Town That Food Saved,...
The Kale Question
I just planted them in unmarked flats under the far, low grow-light, way out of the way. In another few weeks I’ll...
Recipes, recipes, recipes!
Gardening is like cooking is like painting. My husband gets upset when I grind pigments with the kitchen mortar and...
The Onions Are Growing Fast!
You can never grow too many onions. No matter how many I grow–and I grow a lot–I always start running out of them by...
My First Harvest?
April 2: Finally a saturday with some warmth! Yesterday's nor'easter did not materialize, so we're proceeding with...
Growing Lemongrass
I’m heading down into the basement to check on the lemongrass. A couple dozen seedlings, some started from seed, some...
Time to Plant?
So the talk at church yesterday in all that beautiful sun was "Can I plant something?" "Is it time for peas? Lettuce?...
Growing Artichokes
The first organic artichokes are in the market here in Vermont--from California. I was tempted to buy a couple, but...
More on Compost
While John worked at fixing the raised beds this weekend, and built a tunnel so I could get some plants into the ground...
The Appeal of the Season's Firsts: Time to Think, Time to Appreciate
I trust some of you are deep into spring by now. I sure hope so. We're not. Yet. This slow start to spring in...
Cousins
There is still snow under the piles of leaves in the corners of the yard, but the sorrel is up. And not just peeping...
Three Flowers to Grow for More Than Their Good Looks
Some people like to keep their flowers and veggies separate, each to its own garden--pretty here, useful there. Not me...
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