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Food Gardening Magazine • October 2022

Yes, the summer is officially over—and our gardens are starting to transition. But, that's a good thing, because there's so much more life in your garden ... and so much more harvest for you. October just means more glorious gardening, more fruitful…  READ MORE right arrow
Bill Dugan, Editor and Publisher of Food Gardening Network

Food Gardening with Amanda

Keeping your garden warm in late fall or early spring can be accomplished in a number of ways. One of the more permanent solutions is to build a cold frame. A cold frame attaches to your raised bed and can be propped up to offer a greenhouse effect during the day, and closed to keep…  READ MORE right arrow
A few years ago, I was in line at the farmer’s market talking to a farmer about how great he must be feeling because it’s the “end of the season.” (Did I mention that I stink at small talk?) My new farmer friend gently schooled me explaining there really is no “end of season” for a farmer, no matter what time of year it is. As we finished up and I removed my foot from my mouth, he told me there was plenty I could do in my vegetable garden to get a jumpstart on my spring crops.  READ MORE right arrow
When you come up with a plan for your garden, do you usually have a cuisine in mind? I know that when I plant, I always want to have tomatoes and basil on hand for Caprese salads, pesto, and tomato sauce. Though in reality, because my garden is always so full of fresh juicy vegetables, they sometimes go to waste because I haven't gotten to them in time. I'm sure you know what I mean, frustrating, right?  READ MORE right arrow
Pumpkins are for more than just carving and pies, you can make a number of dishes with them. And if you’re growing and tending to the little wildlings that are sugar pumpkins, then you deserve a bigger menu to choose from! That’s where this pumpkin grilled cheese comes in. Sugar pumpkins are your most traditional pumpkins for cooking, but you can also use Butternut Squash (aka Butternut Pumpkin) and Dumpling Squash (aka Dumpling Pumpkin) which are both sweet.  READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

Food Gardening Network Cranberry Gardening Guide
Cranberries aren't just a Thanksgiving and holiday thing. If you like cranberries, you can learn how to use them all year long—to fill your life with the joy of this bright, deep-red berry. And it doesn't always have to be about cooking them! First, you should know that cranberries are great candidates for freezing. Because…  READ MORE right arrow
Pumpkins Gardening Guide
It's getting to be that time of year when you try to figure out how to use pumpkin, because your pumpkin patch is producing big time ... or you have lots of pumpkins left over from seasonal decorating. And you've probably seen enough pumpkin pie and pumpkin muffin recipes, so here are some fun and…  READ MORE right arrow
Crunchy Carrots Guide
Are carrots healthy? Are they really a super food for you? You bet they are! Carrots are loaded with vitamins and minerals, simply rich with nutrients that are beneficial to your health. As a powerful antioxidant, carrots help ward off heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. And they taste yummy, too—either peeled and eaten raw…  READ MORE right arrow

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