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Getting your plants started

Getting your plants started

Getting your plants started may seem at first, a daunting process. But once you’ve taken that crucial, first step towards growing your own food, the best is yet to come. You may have gotten your basic materials together; pot, packet of seeds, and soil. You open your packet of seeds, bury some seeds in the soil, and water. Then you …

HOA Bans Vegetable Gardens

HOA bans vegetable gardens

What to do when your HOA bans vegetable gardens in your front yard? Rally your community, state your case and keep on growing your own food! A little background: In 2017, we received notice from our Home Owner’s Association (HOA) that our front yard vegetable garden was not allowed according to the architectural review committee (ARC). In the words of …

New Year Gardening Goals

During your planning for the new year, you might (or might not) have set some ambitious garden goals. If you’d like to take action and move towards growing your own food this year but are puzzled about some concrete steps you can take, here are a few suggestions for the new year. Depending on how much you cook, you could …

Microclimates

Have you ever noticed in your garden how some plants of the same species (even the same variety) will often grow quite differently in your garden? Perhaps you’ve observed a single plant grow huge, while the rest of the plants around it randomly shrivel and die. Maybe you’ve noticed that plants tend to do better squished up against the edges …