Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Pre-Spring Activities

It feels odd to write about Spring gardening tasks while most of North America is still under inches, if not feet of snow. And I realize that many of you in the UK are still dealing with flooding. But this … Continue reading

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Bedtime

Temperatures turn cold this weekend & daylight is shorter than night’s twilight. In the Midwest, snow has already fallen and the temperature highs are lower than the Northwest’s lows. My vegetable garden has been ready for weeks. This year, I … Continue reading

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What Red Wigglers Eat

Wondering what to feed your red wigglers? Worm bins are a great way to transform your fruits, vegetables and bread into garden soil, along with your saved autumn leaves and soy-based ink newspapers. Red wigglers will eat most fruits and … Continue reading

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Top Chef for Worms & Healthy Soil for Better Food

Have you seen this MSNBC interview with Tom Colicchio and Melissa Harris-Perry? About three and a half minutes into this interview, he speaks about how the chemicals being used to eradicate weeds are also destroying the ecosystem in the fields. … Continue reading

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Slugs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tales

As any Northwest gardener knows, you really don’t want to have any slugs or snails in your garden. They are mainly considered nuisances, eating and munching their way through your garden. This past Spring was the first I noticed them … Continue reading

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Slugs or Bees?

This week I’m torn between wanting to write about slugs or bees. I had been planning to write about slugs. These seemingly useless creatures that slowly move around the garden, eating hostas, daffodils and other tender perennials. I often feel … Continue reading

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Urban Gardening TED Talk

You may have already seen this on the evening news, but it’s worth sharing. In this TED Talk, Ron Finley speaks on the importance of people providing and growing their own food. In January, I attended a similarly focused seminar … Continue reading

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