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Missing My Girls: A Farmer’s Heartbreak

Missing My Girls: A Farmer’s Heartbreak

I miss the way my hair would feel after a long day of staking monstrous, sticky stalks, finding the perfect nook to tie the green gardening tape onto the stake, and giving it a little shake just to make sure it could withhold the wind, and gasp… rain. It felt like a combination of glue […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Beautiful, Bountiful Basil

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Beautiful, Bountiful Basil

Gardening in climates such as Utah, part desert, part mountains, always changing, can be a challenge, to say the least. This article is based on a garden located in the Salt Lake valley at approximately 4,500 feet above sea level. Gradi’s Organic Garden is this writer’s small, urban garden my daughter and I have created […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

 Summertime in our garden in the Salt Lake valley tends to be an ideal environment to grow a variety of Cucumis Sativus (the botanical name for cucumbers, a vegetable which thrives in USDA “Hardiness Zones” 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 (our garden is a “5-B”). These warm season lovers enjoy full sun, […]

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

If Mother Nature is kind and you are lucky enough to grow some nice veggies this summer, especially cucumbers, cauliflower and carrots, exploring the world of pickling can offer a whole new appreciation of recipes and canning/preserving methods. This article will focus on this writers’ garden, Gradi’s Organic Garden, which features all organic fruits and […]

RECIPE: Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto

RECIPE: Perfect Pot-Infused Pesto

Both home and professional cooks appreciate the ability to utilize fresh herbs in many dishes. Basil is an excellent choice of a highly versatile plant which can be used fresh or frozen form and is easy to grow in containers, allowing easy access. Basil grows profusely in warm weather and must be pruned by pinching […]

Grow Your Own, Part One: Starting a Garden

Grow Your Own, Part One: Starting a Garden

As cannabis use becomes more accepted throughout the world, many women are often faced with the prospect of growing their own supply, rather than relying on a private dispensary or other provider. Creating an indoor garden can seem overwhelming for a first time grower; however, do not let this deter you. This article is the […]

Gardening Genius

Gardening Genius

PHOTO: Woman in Eden, framed against the Eden Project biomes There really are a million ways to be. I’ve said this before – Cat Stephens’ tune just says it all – but for me, the way to BE must be in combination with nature in some way, shape, or form. The word “amazing” can mean so […]

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

Women, Take Up Your Hoes!

The smell of fresh moist soil is thick in the air. My hands are covered in dirt, caked under my nails. In front of me is a beautiful, vivid, green little tomato plant, just a baby still; but I can see how its leaves are beginning to grow, the pink hued stem now donning little […]