Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

Baby Cakes Blackberry

A Patio Fruit Garden is a Sweet and Pretty Summer Treat!

If you think of garden-grown fruit as the tasty treats that come from less-than-sweet-looking thorny vines or gnarled trees, then you are in for a surprise! There have been some exciting new fruit plants developed that match aesthetics with function, which means you can get luscious fruit from a plant that’s as gorgeous as it is useful. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, …

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Wine Cork Plant Marker

Make a Wine Box Herb Garden Fit for a Connoisseur

A beautiful mix of aromatic herbs planted in a wooden wine box makes for a perfect small-space kitchen garden for those who love to cook and entertain. A wood wine shipping crate is just the right shape and size to grow a culinary herb garden on a balcony, deck, patio, or even set right in the entertaining space. With a …

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Big Bowl of Basil

16 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

If you planted basil edible edges or propagated your basil from cuttings like I did this year, no doubt you have a boatload of basil to contend with. Having a ton of one specific crop can be overwhelming, but basil is such a versatile herb that can be integrated into so many different recipes that you will be grateful to have a …

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Cool Season Edibles

Edible Edges: Landscaping That’s Good Enough to Eat!

Edible edges are a smart solution in the landscape if you have limited space or want to make your vegetable garden part of the ornamental garden. Pop in edible plants that look decorative and provide harvestable crops along the edges of the garden for an easy and attractive foodscape. Experienced landscape designer, plant propagator, and author of the wonderful book …

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Grow the best tomatoes in town with these tips

Grow the Best Tomatoes in Town with Advice from a Pro

There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a sun-warmed, juicy tomato straight from your own garden. Garden tomatoes are unlike anything that you can buy in the grocery store, and that’s why they are so popular as a home garden crop. Growing tomatoes, however, can be finicky. They are often the first plant that new gardeners try and, unfortunately, …

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How to Plant an Upside Down Tomato cherry tomatoes

The Secrets to Growing Upside-Down Tomatoes for a Prolific Harvest in a Tiny Space

Upside-down tomatoes make a great use of space but there are a few important things to know so that your efforts will be fruitful. Grow prolific upside-down tomato plants with these 9 essential tips and tricks. There are many types of upside-down tomato planters available and none are expensive in the least.  I have seen many people who use 5-gallon …

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