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Food Gardening Magazine • February 2023

Welcome to the February edition of Food Gardening Magazine! I know February doesn't exactly feel like the most gardening-appropriate time of the year. At least, that's true for most of us living in four-season areas. Here in New England, the cold has really settled in and even though spring is just around the corner, many…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan, Executive Editor of Food Gardening Network

Food Gardening with Amanda

When it comes to seed starting, there are a variety of different methods that you can use depending on your preferences and the types of seeds you want to start. Some popular seed-starting methods include seed flats, seed tapes, seed mats, and peat pots. Traditional Seed-Starting Methods Seed flats: Seed flats are trays or containers…  READ MORE right arrow
Now that it’s February, we’re only a hop skip and a jump until the tulips start springing up where I live in the Northeast, the fragrant sign that winter is finally over. But by the time they’re in bloom, most of the gardening supply stores, including the farmers co-op down the street from me, are sold out of the most essential gardening tools, or at least any specific ones that I want.  READ MORE right arrow
When it's winter and you can't garden, growing microgreens is a fulfilling way to grow fresh food inside when it's impossible to do outside. Microgreens are considered a superfood.  READ MORE right arrow
I’ve never understood why most cauliflower crust pizzas sold in stores use flour. After all, isn’t the whole point of making a cauliflower crust, to skip over grains and gluten?   READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

raspberries gardening guide
Raspberries are somewhat of a forbidden fruit, in that once you grow them, expect to grow more and more of them every year. That's not so bad if you have several ways to use raspberries. And if you don't? Raspberries are what you might refer to as a welcome but overwhelming guest. You've likely had…  READ MORE right arrow
Sweet, juicy, and delightful, blackberries are one of nature's finest treats. They can also be a menace unless you know how to stop blackberry bushes from spreading.  Blackberry bushes are a common and hearty type of shrub. They also proliferate quickly, often spreading to occupy large swaths of land or garden beds. While their plentiful…  READ MORE right arrow
I adore cherries. I remember one of the first times as a child that I pulled a fresh, ripe cherry from a tree and plopped it in my mouth. To say it was transcendent would be an understatement. I knew at that moment that someday I would want to grow cherries. And if you're at…  READ MORE right arrow

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