Category: Eating Organic

Organic Gardening and health just seem to go together. Learn how to feed yourselves and your children healthfully!

Growing Lettuce in Containers

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Why grow lettuce in a pot? In my case it is because the snails and slugs will not let me enjoy fresh, tender lettuce, straight from the garden. For some reason, they have not yet discovered it when grown with…

How to Grow Lettuce

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Lettuce is a most poplar garden crop. Lettuce is easily grown and adds color and beauty to the home garden. One good reason for its popularity (aside from the fact that it tastes good!) is that lettuce is hardy and…

The Benefits of Organic Food

Mix of Garden Veggies

A Growing Body of Scientific Evidence Many people purchase organic food because they believe it is healthier than conventionally grown food. The organic industry is constantly told that there is no evidence to support these claims. This article looks at…

March Update

Dear Garden Notes Readers, I have received many emails in the last few days, some unsubscribes, and many new subscribers.  Your emails have been a cross section of geography, thought, and opinion. Garden Notes readers span the globe from  Japan,…

Biggest Threat to the Entire Food Chain

We have all heard of Roundup by now, but did you know that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, is causing Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a serious plant disease, in many fields. Study after study shows that glyphosate is contributing not only to…

Winter Garden Salad

It is a bit early to begin growing seeds indoors for transplants for the spring garden. But if you don’t have a greenhouse, you make a windowsill salad garden. You can eat it within weeks! Use a windowbox liner with…

Winter Vegetables

We often see different vegetables at Thanksgiving dinners like the root vegetables rutabagas and parsnips and Brussels sprouts. If you have grown root vegetables in your garden this year, you can leave them in the ground and harvest them as…

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Whether you carve your pumpkin for a Halloween Jack O’Lantern or plan to us it for baking, be sure to save the seeds for roasting. Pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamins B, E, and fiber. Homemade baked pumpkin seeds taste…

The Magic of Leafy Greens

How much of my food can I grow in a small garden area? This is the question I receive most frequently from residents interested in starting vegetable gardens. Like all things in life, the answer is: “it depends.” In this…