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Food Gardening Magazine • June 2023

Welcome to the June edition of Food Gardening Magazine! Around here, it seems like summer popped in overnight. All of a sudden everything is blooming! The honeysuckle is coming in, the trees are in full bloom, and the wildflowers in the park near my house are absolutely brilliant. The garden is about as happy as…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan

Food Gardening with Amanda

Herb gardening is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding hobbies out there. Not only does it give you fresh herbs to cook with, but it also adds a splash of color and fragrance to your home when you grow them indoors or hang them to dry at the end of the season. Plus, there's…  READ MORE right arrow
Some plants like the cool weather, while others prefer the heat. Some plants are easy to start indoors, like tomatoes, and others prefer to be planted directly, like beans.  One of my rules of thumb is to visit my local garden center and follow their guidance. They don't typically put anything out until it's safe for them to be planted. That's why you might see herbs in May, but not tomatoes until late May or June.  READ MORE right arrow
If you were to ask me what part of my garden I love most, I'd emphatically tell you it's my herb garden. When people visit my backyard, it's the first thing I love to show off, and I've planted it on the pathway to the back door so that anyone coming to visit will get a little infusion in the air as they walk by.  READ MORE right arrow
I love Green Goddess dressing. It's my absolute favorite, and no matter how many other dressings I try, I always come back to it. I first discovered Green Goddess at a dinner party. I had never heard of it before, but as soon as I tasted it, I was hooked. The creamy, tangy flavor combined…  READ MORE right arrow
Herb Garden
Living in a hot climate can be a challenge when it comes to gardening, especially if you're interested in growing herbs. Many popular herbs prefer cooler temperatures and can struggle in hot and dry conditions. However, there are many heat-tolerant herbs that you can grow that are perfectly suited to hot climates, and may actually…  READ MORE right arrow
Ah, the vibrant season of summer, where our gardens burst forth with abundant life and glorious colors. As passionate gardeners, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of this bountiful time. Spring's meticulous planning and nurturing have borne fruit, and now we immerse ourselves in the beauty of a flourishing garden. From the sun-kissed days of June…  READ MORE right arrow
This article about a garden of chives—and memories—was originally published in our sister publication, GreenPrints Magazine, under the title, “Emily's Garden.” It was written by Arlene Marquis. It was published originally in 2019, in GreenPrints Issue No. 120. I thought it was a perfect fit for our issue on herbs, and I hope you enjoy…  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

Parsley Gremolata
Hey there, herb enthusiasts! Do you know what to do with parsley once you start growing it? I grow parsley every year, and not just as a garnish! Parsley, one of the most commonly used herbs, is a versatile plant that adds flavor and nutrition to any dish. In fact, it's a powerhouse of nutrition,…  READ MORE right arrow
Planting chives in raised garden bed
Are you a gardening enthusiast looking to add some flavor and color to your herb garden? If so, you'll be happy to know that transplanting chives can be a fun and rewarding experience. As a kid, I used to spend whole afternoons munching on the chives from the giant patch my grandmother grew in her…  READ MORE right arrow
dried basil in a jar from fresh basil to dried
Basil, a beloved culinary herb with a sweet, peppery flavor and a light licorice taste, is a staple in many kitchens worldwide. However, fresh basil only lasts for a short time before it bolts in the summer sun, and drying it is an excellent way to preserve its unique taste and aroma. Let's explore the…  READ MORE right arrow

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