Planting for the Harvest Table

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The most celebrated meal of the year is a few days away.  If you grow your own food, there is a good chance that the holiday feast will showcase selections from your garden.  For the ultimate planners, perhaps the entire meal (minus turkey) was harvested from your backyard.  My gardening style is more off-the-cuff, but […]

Beans–PLAN Now, Plant LATER!

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Beans are perfect crops for home gardeners who want homegrown food and greater self-reliance. They are one of those undemanding garden plants that grow prolifically in diverse climates across North American. Beans are rich in protein, fiber and minerals. Beans are easy to stock up, storing well frozen, dried or canned.  They add flavor, texture […]

Pardon Our Enthusiasm…

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…there is so much going on in the world of gardening that we need to tell you about! We have been really ramping up for this season to bring back the original, in-person, Great American Seed Up! The Seed Up transitioned to online ordering in 2020 and that is continuing, but we want to stay true to […]

GASU Seed Highlight: Award-Winning Early Prolific Straightneck Squash

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Did you know that squash varieties are the most common type of plant grown for human consumption? This family includes Melons, Pumpkins, Cucumbers, Zucchini, and Gourd. And this is a great time to get your gardens started with some squash, where ever you are! Cucurbirta pepo. Early Prolific Straightneck Squash is a picture-perfect yellow summer […]

I Quit…Trying to Manage My Garden

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How Belle Starr’s Gardening Went from Stress and Mess to (Almost) Effortless.  By Belle Starr I have been gardening for most of my adult life, some 43 years, and have always considered myself a fairly good gardener. My garden has provided food, flowers, exercise and  sheer satisfaction. Looking back, there were times of great success. […]

Let Your Garden Go to Seed

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On Tuesday, August 24th, join us at 5pm Pacific for Seed Chat.  This month, Bill McDorman and Greg Peterson will discuss how to select and save the best seeds from your garden so that your plants get better and stronger from year to year.  Sign up at UrbanFarm.lpages.co/seed-saving-chat/.  Bill and Greg will answer your most […]

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Pollinator Week Kicks Off Today! Discover How You Can Help Support These Amazing-and Necessary-Creatures

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Birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, bats and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It’s a time […]