Category: Growing Food

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…

H. R. 875 Food Safety Administration Full Text

Full Text of the Bill The government site consistently times out and is virtually impossible to find through regular search.. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c111:./temp/~c111ipZe4Q HR 875 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 875 To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department…

Harvesting and Drying Sunflowers

There’s more to harvesting and drying sunflowers than many professional growers realize How soon you decide to harvest them will depend largely on energy costs, temperatures, and whether you prefer them to dry naturally

Fall Vegetable Gardening

Even experienced gardeners will often ignore the fact that their gardening efforts can extend well into the fall season, while in certain sections of the world; gardening is virtually a year round endeavor. Extending the gardening season is becoming more critical to all of us because of the changing dynamics in the world’s food supply. This is a situation that we will have to live with for an extended period of time, so it is a good idea to do our bit. The victory gardens of World War II provided 40% of the country’s food supply, proving that we can make a difference.

Green Run aMUCK.

Okay, so last year I was begging for rain. They said Oklahoma was the driest it had been since the dust bowl. But THIS year, oh my… like they say, be careful what you wish for… The two raised beds…

Tomato Container Gardens

Tomato container gardens are an alternative to a traditional tomato garden. Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables, well in this case fruits, of people around the world. They can be used in so many ways, in a salad…