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Vegetable Gardening 2012 Continues as Vegetable Gardening 2013 Begins

In the automobile industry, the end of a calendar summer is the beginning of the next model year. So it goes with vegetables, but in carbon-neutral fashion.

Garden fashion magazines depict the cultivation of flowers and food as a thoroughly bright, clean, color-saturated experience. But this yesterday I find myself at a desaturated end, [...]

Free Food in Process: Drying Green Beans for Seed

My plan for free food by 2011 is underway. Having bought sugar snap peas and green beans as seed in 2010, I’ve harvested a portion for seed. The key is not only to pick them when they’re big and brown with paper-thin pods, but to follow up by drying them for a few weeks [...]

Libertarian Vegetables

If you believe government agents are out to get you by having you eat supermarket vegetables, well, I suppose that heirloom vegetable seeds may appeal to you as well. [...]

Choosing a Big Bluestem

Big bluestem has a reputation as a sturdy plant that can adapt to many different soils, but still, I’m wondering how much I need to prepare the soil, removing the grassroots from the lawn, for example. [...]