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Growing Good Food at Home

Food Gardening Magazine • November 2022

If you haven't already, you'll likely be harvesting many of your fall vegetables soon. And you'll probably be making wonderful meals with them. But there's only so much you can cook and eat in one sitting. Luckily, fall vegetables are easy to…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan, Editor and Publisher of Food Gardening Network

Food Gardening with Amanda

Do you know how to store potatoes? What about carrots and other root crops? Did you know that apples can last up to five months in your basement? There are so many ways to preserve your fall harvest! When you're getting ready to store your winter crops of fruits and vegetables, you're ultimately looking to…  READ MORE right arrow
In November, I dream of soups and stews, cozy sweaters and yummy Thanksgiving food! Here in the Northeast (5b Hardiness Zone), November signals the end of the outdoor growing months and a big end-of-season clean up.  READ MORE right arrow
In the cooler months, one of my favorite gardening activities is looking through seed catalogs and planning my spring garden. And I don't know about you, but I know that in my experience it can be very tricky to get my hands on certain varieties of seeds that are either rare or in high demand. That's why I don't like to leave it to chance when I find a veggie I love, like a special heirloom tomato. Saving seeds from vegetables may seem like a lot of work, but if you enjoy it, it's really just part of the gardening cycle. If you want to learn how to get seeds from your vegetables, I'm going to show you how!  READ MORE right arrow
Pickling is so much fun, but there's a lot of confusion around it, so many people are a little afraid to do it! I totally get that too, because fermented pickles are a science show all on their own. But that's not the only way you can pickle, and in fact, there are many ways to do it.  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

Winter Squash
It's the bane of every gardener who loves winter squash: Powdery mildew. If you grow winter squash, you've almost certainly seen it. Those broad, lush leaves begin to look like they're coated in a fine white powder. Then the mildew spreads like wildfire, and the leaves shrivel up and die, leaving your winter squash stunted,…  READ MORE right arrow
If you think about it, referring to the garden as a neighborhood isn't so strange. A diverse grouping of flowers, vegetables, herbs, and fruits creates a mini ecosystem where bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and beetles spread pollen, enrich the soil, and build a community where everything can flourish and grow. And if you enjoy sage as…  READ MORE right arrow
No one wants to waste food, especially when that food is something you've spent so much time growing in your garden. After months of soil preparation, weeding, composting, planting, weeding, staking, transplanting, weeding, watering, and still more weeding, you want to enjoy the literal fruits and vegetables of your labor.  Many of us gardeners are…  READ MORE right arrow

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