The first 11 entries in Master Chart in The Sustainable Vegetable Garden show how to grow the 10 most popular vegetables and soft fruits grown by gardeners in the U.S.
We are planning ahead for spring planting. Are you? Just this week, we flatted some purple broccoli, candy stripe beets, atomic red carrots, snowball cauliflower, and snow peas. Check out our planning sheet below by clicking on the graphic, then order your seeds soon! Remember that you should flat your seeds a few weeks before you plan to transplant (TP). Notice that […]
On my Christmas wish list this year was a grain mill. Santa didn’t deliver, so I decided I would experiment on how to use the appliances I have to make flour from Common Ground Garden grown wheat. So here it is: wheat head to whole grain flour in four steps. 1. Thresh your wheat. In […]
While most gardeners don’t exactly go looking for snakes, this cobra is quite handy. The Cobraheaded Cultivator is a multi-use tool: it weeds, it helps with sewing, and it digs into our Bay Area clay with ease. With over a hundred students visiting the garden each week and a half-acre garden to tend, we need […]
As one of the first blog posts for our garden project, I wanted to highlight exactly what is GROW BIOINTENSIVE (“GB”). Maybe people ask what makes our farming method unique and how it differs from other farming methods … so, here we go! 8 PRINCIPLES OF GROW BIOINTENSIVE There are 8 main principles that really […]
For all you homesteaders-at-heart… we, at Common Ground Garden, are rolling out our first blogs. When I tromped through our garden a few weeks ago, I found some of our threshed quinoa had been rained on and thus sprouted. So I decided to make it into bread. I guess it’d be appropriate to say: […]