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Food Gardening Magazine • July 2021

Is happiness a fruitful garden? We think it is! Join Executive Director Kim Mateus to check out the July 2021 issue and get an early peek at some fun recipes, cool garden design ideas, and what we’re putting in the soil.  READ MORE right arrow

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
Forget everything you know about gardening. Hold up. Maybe that's a bad idea. But if you've always had an in-ground garden and you're planting in raised beds this year, there are some differences you may want to know about. I recently turned my very low-maintenance in-ground garden into a fully raised-bed garden. Mostly for the vanity of it (let's be honest, they're just prettier) but also I'm getting old and my back hurts...get off my lawn.  READ MORE right arrow
When I updated my garden from in-ground to raised beds, one thing became apparent very quickly—that I'd need to come up with a DIY irrigation system, which is something I know most gardeners realize, at some point. The 'ol timed sprinkler is a good trick that I've used for many years, but raised beds are a whole new ballgame and they can dry out more quickly, just like other containers.  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

Have you ever noticed when you're cheating and buying your seedlings at a gardening center, how they never seem to label which beans are pole beans vs. bush beans? Each year I like to try growing new types of beans, and that part always gets me when I head into a leafy section of beans and I have to Google each bean name to find out whether it's going to climb or bush out.  READ MORE right arrow
Ah, the distinctive aroma and flavor of dill. Grassy with a hint of anise and caraway, every part of this plant is edible. Beyond food, dill has been valued for centuries as a digestion aid, a breath freshener, and protection against witches! Dill will also attract butterflies to your garden and seeds can be used in soapmaking. There are so many uses for dill!  READ MORE right arrow

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