Book Review & GIVEAWAY! Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

BOOK GIVEAWAY!!  Enter to win a copy of this book.  Follow the instructions in the entry form at the bottom of this post.  Giveaway runs Oct 9-17, 2014. In “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist”, Michael Judd presents a fun-filled how-to manual for new and experienced gardeners who want to create landscapes that are in…

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The Kale Calcium Connection: Grow & Eat Leafy Greens Series Part 4/5

The Calcium Kale Connection: Grow & Eat Leafy Greens Series 4/5 Kale makes me happy. It’s a veggie that does TRIPLE duty: 1) Grows anywhere. 2) Filled with nutrients. 3) Easy to include in meals.   HEALTH BENEFITS OF KALE According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on…

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Why I Eat More Arugula: Grow & Eat Leafy Greens Part 3/5

I have to admit, the first year I grew arugula, I rejected it as a foul tasting weed, decided to ignore it and left it to go to seed. Good thing. Being a prolific self-seeder, it came back, year after year, until finally, my taste buds developed a liking for leafy greens and I gave…

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Mesclun Greens: Grow & Eat Your Leafy Greens Part 2/5

Mesclun Greens – Grow and Eat Your Leafy Greens Part 2 Mesclun greens is the name used for a mix of leafy salad greens. Depending on the seed mix it may include anywhere from 5 to 12 different varieties of lettuces and other leafy plants such as mustard greens, arugula, endive, radicchio, frisee, and dandelion…

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Grow and Eat Your Leafy Greens: A Series

A Series About Garden Greens: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet   MUSTARD GREENS (NUMBER 1 OF 5) Mustard greens are the perfect plant for laissez-faire gardeners like me.  They are durable and robust.  I don’t believe in struggling to grow plants that require babying, fertilizing, or covering.  If it won’t grow where I live…

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The Bee Lawn: Letting Nature Take Its Course

The Bee Lawn:  Letting Nature Take Care of Its Own Last September when I moved into my new place in the country, I had an acre of neglected land to make decisions about (when I say neglected, I mean by humans, nature has always looked after its own). This is how it was divided up:…

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Make a Lawn into Garden with Cardboard

Make a Garden Out of Lawn Using Cardboard Give up the grass!  Grow veggies instead.  Or wildflowers.  Or herbs.  Or make a butterfly garden.  Or plant fruit bushes. In the 10 years I worked as a Landscape Gardener I got plenty of experience manually digging out sod to make garden beds.  Its not fun.  Don’t…

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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Tips for Beginners Are you new to gardening?  Do you want to grow your own fresh veggies and save money?  There’s nothing like a fresh crunchy carrot or crisp green peas straight from the garden.  Winter is a great time to start planning, dreaming, and salivating. Here are 6 steps for starting a vegetable garden…

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