Monthly Archives: March 2012

Judging when to plant

Spring planting is always a gamble. Of course, we want to plant as early as possible so as to enjoy young lettuces, cabbage, spinach and peas as soon as possible. But the risk involves planting too early so that frost … Continue reading

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What to grow to fill your plate

I spoke on What to Grow to Fill Your Plate at the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice program this past January at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation’s Soil to Plate weekend of speakers and symposia. There were many impressive speakers and … Continue reading

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Self-restraint and something better

My yearning to be outside and get dirty makes me impulsive: I can’t possibly plant peas this weekend as I’d hoped. It’s just too muddy, and the poor seeds would rot in the ground before they had a chance to … Continue reading

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Early spring?

“Cooking is like gardening: it takes experimentation and an adventurous spirit.” — Jennifer Bartley, The Kitchen Garden Handbook More accurately, gardening is like cooking. Many now cook with fresh ingredients but those who garden are the 1% in this country … Continue reading

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