Susan Vinskofski, from PA, is an avid gardener. Susan is passionate about building soil because she believes that nutrient dense food begins in the soil. Susan blogs about gardening, foraging, real food and natural living.
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Tweet Alfalfa, a perennial flowering legume, is mainly known as an animal feed. But I love it for its many uses in the garden. It can be used in any of its forms:
Tweet peat moss Noun A large absorbent moss (genus Sphagnum, family Sphagnaceae) that grows in dense masses on boggy ground, where the lower parts decay. A lowland peat bog. Have you ever explored a bog? It’s a beautiful, eerie, sort … Continue reading
Tweet Broccoli, to me, is one of the unsung heroes of the garden, providing a harvest early summer through fall, even tolerating a light frost. Broccoli seedlings are set out in late April/early May in NEPA and generally produce a … Continue reading
Tweet Knowing how to care for flowers in your garden requires that you understand their lifecycle. Here’s a very simple primer on the difference between annuals, perennials and biennials: Annuals: An annual goes from seed, to plant, to flower, and … Continue reading
Tweet The general recommendation for cucumbers is to plant after all danger of frost has passed. This is good advice in terms of germination success, and meeting the needs of heat loving cucumbers. I have found however, that even with … Continue reading
TweetThe past three years or so have seen dramatic changes in the food we eat. I have been gardening since I’m 16, so vegetables have always been a staple. We have alway purchased whole grain bread and have even ground … Continue reading