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Growing Good Food at Home

Food Gardening Magazine • July 2020

Food gardening has been on the rise in recent years—by people of all ages and backgrounds. Everyone is discovering the joy and satisfaction of growing, harvesting, and eating good food—grown right in your own food garden at home. It pleases me to know that some of the highest participation-rate increases for food gardening have been among 18-34-year-olds, those in urban areas, and households with children.  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan, Editor and Publisher of Food Gardening Network

Food Gardening with Amanda

So you thought you’d just roll out of bed in July and start a garden, did you? Watch a little HGTV this weekend and decide to plant yourself a little victory garden? Considering that most veggies take 4-8 weeks to create a bounty, and the hot July sun isn’t an ideal base, you may have missed out on some opportunities for peak tomato season. But, all hope isn’t lost, because there are veggies to plant in July still, just don’t hit the snooze button again.  READ MORE right arrow
A good old-fashioned spray with the hose is my favorite way to rid my veggie garden of leaf-eating pests, especially the Japanese beetles who love to munch on my basil. But you know as well as I do that waterboarding insects only goes so far, because whatever bugs are chowing down, will eventually come back.  READ MORE right arrow
While many gardeners envision a pantry full of freshly canned sauce when they think of garden tomato recipes, staring longingly into their bountiful tomato garden, my excitement lies with this Fresh Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad recipe. In fact, tomatoes and basil are companion plants, meaning you can plant them together and they benefit each other - not just in your mouth!  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

In this month’s Food Gardening Magazine, you get everything you need to know about growing basil—an essential herb for every kitchen and garden. And planting and harvesting basil is just about the easiest—and most bountiful—thing you can grow in your garden. If you want everything you need to know about growing and harvesting fresh basil, this gardening guide is for you! Basil is one of the most common herbs grown by food gardeners and is enjoyed by cooks to flavor everything from spaghetti sauce to salads, vegetables, and pesto  READ MORE right arrow
In this month’s Food Gardening Magazine, you get everything you need to know about planting blueberries—a hearty and delicious fruit to complement all your food-gardening efforts. And planting and harvesting blueberries is not as difficult as you might think. If you want to know everything you need about planting blueberries and picking blueberries, this gardening guide is for you!   READ MORE right arrow

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