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Food Gardening Magazine • June 2024

Welcome to the June edition of Food Gardening Magazine! June is such a special month for gardeners. This is the time when so many of those early season gardening efforts are coming to fruition. Flowers are blooming everywhere and strawberry season is in full swing! Of course, around Food Gardening Network headquarters, rhubarb is also in, so it's only natural for June to be the unofficial month for Strawberry Rhubarb pie!!  READ MORE right arrow
Christy Page, Editor and Publisher of Food Gardening Network

Food Gardening with Amanda

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
When it comes to starting a vegetable garden, the options can seem overwhelming. With so many delicious and nutritious vegetables to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to begin. While all vegetables offer health benefits, some are easier to grow and provide a higher nutrient density than others. In this article, I'm…  READ MORE right arrow
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
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
In this humorous and delightfully opinionated story, author Mary Sullivan shares the hard-earned lessons and insights she's gained from her vegetable gardening adventures. With wit and candor, she evaluates the merits and shortcomings of various garden denizens, from the sprawling unruliness of pumpkins to the trendiness of kale. Along the way, she makes some tough…  READ MORE right arrow
Summer is the perfect time for gardening enthusiasts to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. The warm weather and long days provide ideal conditions for plants to flourish, making it the busiest season for gardeners. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, having a well-organized plan and the right tools can…  READ MORE right arrow
Let's talk about health. No, I'm not your doctor, and no, I'm not about to make you feel guilty that you didn't exercise yesterday. I, too, may or may not have exercised yesterday. As a food gardener, I am interested in what I eat and how…  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

When most people think of parsley, they think of the curly green sprig next to their steak. Most people don't even eat it! I’ve seen parsley ignored and left to waste on plates at chain restaurants, small pubs, sandwich shops, and just about anywhere else you could eat out. But why? The history of parsley is so much more complex than a pretty green sprig next to protein!  READ MORE right arrow
ways to use extra carrots
There are dozens of varieties of carrots you can grow in different shapes, sizes, and colors. They're a great snack. You can cook them up as a side dish or grate them and add them to a quesadilla. You can pickle them or turn them into Carrot Cake. Just one problem: they grow underground, so we're often left wondering how to know when carrots are ready to harvest.  READ MORE right arrow

Featured Recipes

Zucchini pizza bake
Calling all parents—did your children also go through a phase where they absolutely refused to eat any veggies? I’m here to both commiserate and provide a tasty solution. Nowadays, my daughters are always willing to try out new recipes with me, but years ago they were little rascals…  READ MORE right arrow
Maple Banana Whole Wheat Muffins
Most people think of muffins as an occasional indulgence—so much fat and sugar! But these muffins get most of their sweetness and tenderness from bananas, maple syrup, and healthy oils. Those ingredients, plus nutritious whole wheat flour and mix-ins like dried fruit and nuts, pack these…  READ MORE right arrow
Easy Peach Pie
Nothing says summer quite like a freshly baked peach pie. Well, maybe a cold glass of lemonade does, but this dessert comes in as a close second. This Easy Peach Pie only requires a few simple ingredients and it can be made in under an hour. Just don't…  READ MORE right arrow
Savory Sweet Potato Burger
Who doesn’t love burgers? They’re great to indulge in once in a while. I know I get some really strong burger cravings from time to time! Of course, you don’t have to settle for a basic, greasy burger when you can make one that’s healthy and hearty…  READ MORE right arrow

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