Victory Gardening

A win for the planet and your plate

(April 19, 2018) What does gardening have to do with being more environmentally friendly? Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just beginning, I'm here to encourage everyone to start or expand their edible...

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To Till or No-till?

A big question for your small garden

(April 5, 2018) Whether you have a flower pot on a windowsill or your whole yard turned garden wonderland, growing flowers and vegetables is easy. Plants want to grow. But when starting a...

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Copy Nature and Grow a Thriving Kitchen Garden

Planting, fertilizing and controlling pests, wild style

(March 8, 2018) The secret to growing a thriving kitchen garden is to follow nature. A quick look at any healthy, living system reveals a clamor of diversity: plants of different kinds keeping...

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Tales from the Underground

A rainbow of roots from around the world

(September 21, 2017) The soil at my new place is marginal but well drained and it hasn't been gardened in a few years, so the weeds are pretty intense. A season's worth of...

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Hashtag, Bumper Crop

Veggies to plant now for fall and winter

(August 17, 2017) For the first five or so years that I was a gardener, I never planted anything in August. It just seems so crazy! It's too hot, how would anything...

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Going Wild in the Garden

(May 25, 2017) Interested in attracting more birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden? Pete Haggard, a local expert on insects and co-author, with his wife Judy, of Insects of the Pacific Northwest,...

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