“If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a chicken lady with a 3,000-square-foot garden, I would have told you [that] you were crazy,” Emily Bretzel says. “When we bought our house, we were simply looking for a beautiful outdoor space. But, once we realized the potential for hobbies, we went for as many things as we could.” Read more about Home Grown
Spring is finally here! There’s nothing quite like seeing those first furls of green making their way up through the soil and bursting into leaves. I’m continually astonished by the jump start my perennials offer for eating from garden as early as possible—with as little work as possible.
A perennial is any plant that comes back year after year, including trees and shrubs.
Here, we’ll focus on herbaceous perennials, plants that die back to the ground every winter. Some of my favorite perennials for Northern food gardens: Read more about A Taste of Spring
Growing up, Michelle Bruhn was in a family of green thumbs; gardening was second nature. Years later, after having her second child and making the decision to leave her full-time marketing job, Bruhn found time to return her attention to that old passion and the almost quarter-acre plot where she and her parents used to grow raspberry plants for a local nursery. Read more about Digging In
Growing salad greens in a container is an easy and fast way to jumpstart your gardening, and when the weather warms, you can move the container right outside—a la deck-side salad service.
Gearing Up to Garden
Container: A container with holes and a saucer/tray so you can water thoroughly, and roots won’t get soggy.
Soil: Seed starting mix or sterile potting soil—not garden/topsoil. Read more about Eat Your Greens