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Growing Good Food at Home

Food Gardening Magazine • July 2022

If you’re one of the many gardeners who don’t have a lot of space for a garden, you’ve probably gotten creative in how you grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables. From hanging baskets of strawberries to small raised beds packed with space-conscious plants like peas, beans, and radishes to window boxes filled with leafy greens and…  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
Are you familiar with using grow bags for vegetables, fruits, or flowers? Grow bags are plastic or fabric-based "bags" made of felt or non-woven fabric, or polypropylene (similar to weed barriers) with flat bottoms and usually reinforced handles built-in. You simply fill them with the same type of soil and amendments you would for a…  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
If you have a beautiful garden that you're proud of, you probably like to show it off. Maybe you invite friends and neighbors to pick from your garden, or have little farm-to-table dinners in your backyard, because why not? For me, I'm still a kid at heart, so I love a good pizza party, and there's nothing better than grilled pizza.  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

When you think about growing root vegetables like carrots and radishes, you probably don't think about growing them in any type of container. And it's true, if you plan to grow radish varietals that can grow over 50lbs (see our Radiant Radishes Gardening Guide to find out which ones those are), then maybe a container…  READ MORE right arrow
When you decide to plant blueberry bushes, it can be pretty exciting. You imagine skipping the trek to the blueberry farm, and frolicking in your backyard instead, plucking plump blueberries and making pies. The thing about all these hopes and dreams is that if you don't know how to prune blueberry bushes, you might only…  READ MORE right arrow
As they say, "patience is a virtue," and this is particularly true when waiting for bell peppers to grow and ripen. Bell peppers need a little coddling in the beginning. Peppers like warm soil, so you need to prime their space with black plastic or barrier to warm up the soil to 70°F (24°C) prior…  READ MORE right arrow

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