The Checklist for a Winter Garden Is your garden ready for winter? Click on the November calendar above to see your November planting guide, and–remember–in California, November is one of the last winter months to transplant! This PDF will show you the basics of what you can flat, plant, and transplant in this winter month of November. Keep checking back […]
Pumpkins. Squash. For many, these words are synonymous with fall decor or the frothy latte of the season. But–for cooks–these beauties are far from just decor… these are the delicacies of autumn. With so many varieties to choose from, it’s time for a snapshot of my favorite cooking wonders and an explanation of what culinary hats […]
Every year by late fall, many gardeners have eaten all the frozen or canned tomatoes intended for enjoyment all winter. Impatiently, we are forced to wait until summer, when we can start harvesting the next crop of early tomatoes. Dinner just isn’t the same without the intoxicating perfume of a salad topped with home-grown Brandywines. Pasta is […]
Some nights you just need something homemade but also pre-made. This is where your handy crock pot comes to the rescue. I love lamb stew. So, I tried to make a look-alike stew with eggplant, because I had about a dozen of them haunting my fridge. Though eggplant will never taste like lamb, this stew does […]
Have you ever wanted to have year-round carrots, lettuce, beets, or radishes? The general rule-of-thumb for year-round harvest of those crops is–once you’ve transplanted seedlings into the garden bed–to flat more. If you want a more detailed breakdown of timing, read our quick tips below: Lettuce 1 month in a flat, 6-12 weeks until maturity, […]
Every gardener could use a basic to-do list that can be laminated and hung on the fridge or the shed. Common Ground Store used to sell this as part of a yearly calendar. Over the next few months, be sure to check back as Common Ground Garden publishes the other pages… for free! We find […]
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.