organic gardening in Utah

Gradi’s Organic Garden: How to Dry Homegrown Basil

Gradi’s Organic Garden: How to Dry Homegrown Basil

Utilizing herbs fresh from the garden is the ideal source for home cooks, however, during the colder months, many gardeners are unable to grow basil and must rely on preserving their precious herb. Readers of Ladybud Magazine are most likely familiar with the drying of cannabis, and basil can be saved in a very similar […]

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, […]