Category Archives: Home Garden

Pre-planting 101

Thinking more about the fascinating CGC vegetable garden planning class. Plants live in cycles of 28 days.  Plant physiologist Charles Griffin says, “For plants, a day is a breath.” One planning goal should be to try for as long a … Continue reading

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Christening the Parade

I love a parade.  I realized that there’s something ceremonial, parade-like, in my gardening, and ceremonial prominence for me, without exception, goes to growing the heirloom tomato. First, the visioning of the plant site. What’s the optimimum available sunlight?  It’s like setting the … Continue reading

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Do New Yorkers Garden?

So, what better leverages interest in great quality food than a simple home garden, and where would you least expect to find it? Gracefully sandwiched between beautiful Upper West Side co-ops is The Secret Garden.  Actually, it’s the West Side … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like (a) Home (Garden)

I like to practice what I preach, particularly as it relates to high-quality, locally grown food. I have a small, oddly configured garden where I live in Cincinnati. Having yielded to what nature deems to be the right plant in … Continue reading

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Last Year’s Success is This Year’s Inspiration

Although my skinny little garden is planted, I enjoy reminding myself of how the small amounts of maintenance I’ll put forth in the coming weeks will pay off in very big ways in the very near future. I love experiencing (and documenting) the … Continue reading

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