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Food Gardening Magazine • April 2021

Remember the old adage “April showers bring May flowers”—meant to express optimism about next month’s blooming gardens? Because, traditionally, April can be a very wet month that results in beautiful blossoms later. But did you know that the full saying, originated in the…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan - Executive Editor

Gardening with Amanda

In many of the 4-season zones in the US, April is the month of the year where you can really get started on your early crops. By April, unless you’re in zone 4 or below, you’re pretty much past the snow phase and the ground is beginning to or is officially thawed. Since you can…  READ MORE right arrow
Have you ever wondered why so much packaging these days proudly says that they are dye-free and why so many children's products only use natural dyes? It's because commercial dyes used to dye foods have a proven track-record for ill effects on humans. I'll give you a shortlist below, and you'll be primed and ready…  READ MORE right arrow
When the full moon rises in April, it’s considered the “pink moon,” not because of its color, but because the Algonquin tribe named it after the pink wildflower phlox blooming around the same time. In the spirit of the upcoming pink moon, I invite you to try a very special cherry lavender moon milk. If…  READ MORE right arrow

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Food Gardening Network Collection - Cherries
Have you ever wondered if you can grow cherry trees from pits? Admittedly, this is a long process—up to seven years to fruit—but it can be done, and it’s much cheaper than buying bare-root or potted plants. The fun is in tending your pretty new cherry tree while you wait for it to fruit! Keep…  READ MORE right arrow
Want healthy onions? Plant them in the right place, at the right time, in the right soil! Growing onions isn't very hard, but like all of us, they have preferences that will help them thrive in your garden at home. Every choice you make when growing onions, from where you plant them, to the soil…  READ MORE right arrow
Thyme Collection
Thyme comes in two main types: culinary and ornamental. Within each type, you’ll find varieties that are prostrate (low-lying and spreading) or upright (growing tall). Luckily, many thyme varieties look beautiful in containers and in the garden and can be used in cooking. Culinary thyme varieties can be consumed and add aroma and flavor to…  READ MORE right arrow

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