Baby, it’s cold outside, but spring is just around the corner, so even if you don’t garden year-round outdoors, now is the time to prepare for spring. Getting a head start on the growing season indoors will insure your garden lights the landscape up come spring.
Make a list of what you want to grow, take inventory of what you have, then sit down with your seed catalogs and order what you want. Don’t wait too late in the season because not only might you be faced with items you want… Continue
Added by Sheri Ann Richerson on January 12, 2011 at 4:24pm —
After reading about the $50 greenhouse
I quickly decided I needed to make one of my own. The summer season was winding down and I knew I wasn't over my newly found lettuce addiction. I need to grow well into the autumn and even winter. Time for a simple hoop house.
Part of all my homestead construction is an element of recycling and reusing.… Continue
Added by Andrew Odom on November 22, 2010 at 10:26am —
Cross post from my blog, domestic efforts
Since starting the community garden in South Philadelphia, a lot of people have expressed interest in participating. Although a number of them have flaked out, we now have a small group of committed gardeners. Initially, it was just me and one other person. Since we both work full time, we had to do all the major work on weekends, and it was a huge job to clean up the… Continue
Added by Jenni on October 23, 2010 at 4:41pm —
With frost warnings in full swing, I headed to the garden to harvest those who may not make it through. Though peas hold up well in light frosts, I couldn't resist the tender shoots for this evening's… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on October 15, 2010 at 11:00am —
I'm documenting how I and another South Philadelphia resident have banded together to start a community garden in an abandoned city lot. The latest post from my blog is below, but you can also read the genesis of the project here
We got up early today to pick up compost and to purchase… Continue
Added by Jenni on September 18, 2010 at 7:54pm —
My grandfather's timing couldn't have been more fitting. He is a knowledgeable man, devoted to science based reading and gardening. As a young girl he introduced me to the gastronomic pleasures of tender greenbrier shoots and steamed day lilly greens.
Occasionally I will receive a piece of mail from him with a newspaper cut out, or an article excerpt on topics from gardening… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on September 13, 2010 at 2:30pm —
So, we have been away from the city for exactly 15 months! We finally snapped and got out of the rat race. In one year we learned to bake the perfect loaf of bread. Made pickles for the first time. Piled and chopped 20 chord of wood. I learned to crochet and starting to knit. Made a garden plot that is so well protected by barbed wire that it frightens small children. Taught the dog how to pull Trout and Salmon from the River, then taught myself how to clean said fish. Made syrup and jam. Ate… Continue
Added by Donnie on September 4, 2010 at 8:22am —
Even though it’s the middle of summer and no one is thinking about colds or the flu, it is NOW that you can be growing, harvesting, and making your medicine!
Below are 4 common garden herbs you may want to consider cultivating in your garden to help boost your immune system.
Added by Kristie Nackord on August 15, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Thanks to the Italians, once again, for a combination which remains classic for good reason. We owe tribute to the region of Campania, where sliced, sun ripened tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and basil leaves, were first layered with one… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on August 9, 2010 at 9:47am —
After harvesting all of our carrots yesterday in the lovely 94 degree heat, I began having visions of cold soup. Jumping into cold soup. Splashing around in cold soup. Pouring cold soup over my head.
Things didn't go that far, but the soup was indeed born, indeed cold, and highly refreshing. With some lamb stock waiting in the freezer, the rest was truly a breeze. An icy,… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on August 5, 2010 at 5:00pm —
For about 10 years now I have been acquainted with her; the sweet, fair colored Silver queen. She lives in the fields, tantalizing the patient gardener with her budding ears. My dear friend Rob introduced me to her. They were close. Partners in crime. He would tend to her all summer long, and she would ride… Continue
Added by Rachel Brownlee on August 3, 2010 at 12:47pm —
After leaving the gorgeous green of Missouri 10 years ago for the grey sea of concrete that is Long Beach and Los Angeles, I finally have a spot in a community garden. I combined plots with a friend who spent a couple of her formative years in the Midwest and missed the green enough to sit on a community garden waiting list with me for more than 3 years. But our wait is finally over!
We started late and I didn't do enough research to figure out what I needed, but we… Continue
Added by ConsciouslyFrugal on July 13, 2010 at 1:40pm —
Some reasons to make this:
1. A beet bomb just went off in the garden
2. Today is milk pick-up day, (fresh, raw milk, beckoning a dish featuring it's loveliness)
3. To enjoy one of the most shocking colors in nature
4. A cold, and refreshing meal for a heat…
Added by Rachel Brownlee on July 7, 2010 at 8:00am —
The summer solstice just passed and the garden is now kicking ass after a slow Spring start. I had doubts as to the survival of many of my starts but are now 100% healthy and growing.
I have three kind of potatoes, LaRatt, a French fingerling potato, a purple potato and a yellow potato and a few volunteer whites from last year that I didn't have the heart to uproot when they looked so promising. I have been stealing a few of the whites and seem better than last year. Next is the two… Continue
Added by Allen Frost on June 22, 2010 at 4:04pm —
Here's what's currently growing in one of my gardens. Visit the FLICKR
page to see the tags.
What does you garden look like today? Post a picture!
[originally posted at…
Added by michael on June 14, 2010 at 10:00am —
My first journal page on Home Grown.org. So much to do and see. Reading other's adventures in gardening and living the good life.
I'll begin with some history why I'm living in the woods and how I got here.
Added by Linda on June 3, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Big project last weekend, we got rid of our dead sod and added 150-200 sq/ft of new garden,… Continue
Added by michael on April 12, 2010 at 11:01am —
Last year I said fuck grass i ripped out ornamentals and put food every place i could.
I just read back yard homested and I am even more inspired NOW.
This year i got goals and I intend on playing full out. MY inner farm girl is in full effect. I grew up on a farm and now live in a gated golf community (no we do not golf we just liked the house..) The chicken are for sure not ok with the HOA rules and regulations so what, I love my chickens almost as much as my… Continue
Added by mollie Engelhart on March 12, 2010 at 3:00am —
Grow and Share is a unique Zebulon based non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthy fruits and vegetables to U.S. residents through food education and widespread gardening. The organization’s website www.growandshare.org provides assistance to homeowners willing to start or expand their own gardens while pledging to share produce… Continue
Added by thewhatleys on March 1, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Happy New Year 2010! We have a whole new year ahead!
At Grow And Share, we have plans that will get many plants into US communities, help many gardeners across the US grow food, and start many new gardens feeding US residents.
More information on becoming a Grow And Share gardener may be found on our website: http://www.growandshare.org/?p=741
. If you are interested in fighting hunger through Grow And Share's… Continue
Added by thewhatleys on January 3, 2010 at 4:01pm —