Organic Gardening

Organic Tulip Salad

by guest blogger Keriann Koeman. Tulip petals taste like sweet lettuce, and some of them end with a peppery flavor note. After tasting all our varieties, I’ve chosen the ones I like the best.

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Photos from the Philadelphia
Flower Show Preview

I’ve been going to the Philadelphia Flower Show on and off for decades. For those of you who can’t get there, enjoy these photos. For those of you who can, maybe this will inspire you.

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The Power of Flowers

Sometimes we need a dose of fresh fragrance and life in the middle of winter. On my counter now I have the first hyacinths of the season that I picked up while food-shopping.

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The Ultimate in Self-Expression

What I love most about gardening: It’s a joyous celebration of diversity and creativity. Yes, we need to grow things to eat, but gardening is so much more than that. Gardening reflects who we are in all our quirky glory.

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The Lost Art of Threshing

by guest blogger Tim Mountz. Sometimes the greatest things in life are the things that just happen to you and not the ones that you lay out in great plans. I did not choose to be a seed-growing farmer; it chose me.

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Eat More Greens in the New Year

by guest blogger David Kennedy. Many people suffer from hidden hunger, which is the shortage of one or more essential micronutrients. The micronutrients most often lacking are iron and vitamin A and the greatest way to increase both is to consume more leafy green vegetables.

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Got Dirt? Give Thanks

Thanksgiving dinner is a rare American meal, and not just because it’s an annual event celebrated with family and friends, but also because this day of gratitude tends to spin off the yummiest leftovers, so thankfully little ends up as food scraps.

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Why Choose Organic
When It’s Not Food?

by guest blogger Jeroen Koeman, of EcoTulips. Until three years ago, I thought that growing with chemicals was “normal” and that it was the only way to farm. I can say now that I was quite brainwashed and did not realize the dangers of pesticides.

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