The One Thing Your Garden Plans Might be Missing

The One Thing Your Garden Plans Might be Missing

If you’re like most gardeners, you pack your growing space to full capacity: Tomatoes, lettuce, peas, beets, carrots, green beans… But no matter how many of those favored veggies you cram in, your garden might still be missing something crucial….

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Here in Hawaii, sweet potatoes grow like weeds. Trimmed vines tossed aside will root and eventually fruit. The wilder areas of my yard are graced with sweet potato plants that have emerged from my compost. But even if you live…

Make the Most of Your Garden by Choosing Plants Wisely

Make the Most of Your Garden by Choosing Plants Wisely

Let’s talk plant basics for those novice gardeners who are sitting in their cozy armchairs thumbing through seed catalogs and feeling completely overwhelmed. Know your options An annual plant grows for one season and then it’s done. A perennial plant…

February Guest Pinner: Healthy Notions

February Guest Pinner: Healthy Notions

Are you on Pinterest? Every month I invite a guest pinner to add some of his or her favorite pins to a “guest” board over on my Pinterest pages. There are so many fabulous bloggers out there who also pin; I’m thrilled…

Growing Food in a Drought

Growing Food in a Drought

As some regions (hello, California!) are looking ahead to a parched, dry summer, a lot of people might be reconsidering the idea of planting a vegetable garden at all. If you’re not ready to completely throw in the towel, there…

Winter Soups: A Community Cookbook

Winter Soups: A Community Cookbook

One of the big steps in becoming more self-reliant is to make our own food instead of relying on take out or packaged options. I’m always surprised when I meet people who just don’t know how to make soup. These are…