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For all of you lazy buns out there who don’t want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea for you. Take a piece of your yard—any piece—and make it a designated wilderness zone. Cultivate some wildness! It seems a little scandalous, doesn’t […]
Sure, every year is a great year to start a vegetable garden, but this year I kind of realized how Noah must have felt when he decided it might be a good time to build an ark. I first got the feeling when I saw all the dead and dry fields of California. A little […]
I first had shishito peppers at my favorite New York City neighborhood Japanese “pub” Izakaya Ten. After a long day at work, slipping into its warm, eclectic, and simple embrace, I know I’m about to eat some very tasty and nourishing food. (No sake, though. I don’t drink, remember?) Having been to Japan once, Izakaya […]
Gardening isn’t just a physical job, it’s also one where I happen to talk to myself a lot, and the talk I was giving myself on my first day back in the garden this year was about the fact that gardening seems to me to be the perfect metaphor for all of life. Here are eleven reasons why.
by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. Growing heirlooms is a great way to preserve the flavor, sustainability, and legacy of these unique varieties for generations to come. Unlike hybrid plants, heirloom vegetables produce seeds that will grow into a variety identical to their parent plant. This means that if you grow heirlooms in your garden, you can grow your own seed supply and be completely self-reliant.
Spring is a time to start over and try new things, but after 30 years of gardening, there are the tried-and-true that simply must be planted every year. This is my list.
Now that gardening season has returned in full force, it’s time to revel in the glorious abundant beauty of nature (unless, that is, she is thrashing us with her rages). One of my favorite things about the spring-and-summer season is flowers. So I’ve made a list of my favorites, and why I adore them. Peonies: […]
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now