organic gardening

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: Training with Twine

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Training with Twine

Gardening is possible in almost any spot, even small, urban spaces. One important method to use when gardening in a small space is trellising. Trellis can be purchased or made, given budget or creative restrictions. The trellis in this article was created out of necessity and NO budget. I wanted to grow something that I […]

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: Tomato Slings and Other Things

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Tomato Slings and Other Things

Originally, I thought to entitle this article something like “Grandma’s Garden Tips” but that might insinuate that I am a grandmother. Sadly, not yet, but not so sad as not every girl that lives in Utah needs to have been married for 10 years with at least 3 kids under her belt by her mid […]

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 […]

How I Became An All-Organic Marijuana Grower

How I Became An All-Organic Marijuana Grower

All photos by Jessica Catalano My experience growing marijuana was minimal at best when I lived on the East and West coast. I would help people water, trim and babysit, but I never had the chance to utilize those skills to branch out on my own. When I first started growing in Colorado, it didn’t […]

Ants & You

Ants & You

by Ed Rosenthal, adapted by Jane Klein If you see only a few ants wandering around in your house or garden, rest assured that they are scouts, looking for new sources of food and shelter. If they find something good they will report it back to the colony and there will soon be a trail […]

Kale Gardeners Beware! Protect Your Leafy Greens And Eat Them Too!

Kale Gardeners Beware! Protect Your Leafy Greens And Eat Them Too!

PHOTO: The Male Cabbage Butterfly. This beauty is a threat to your garden as she looks for a leaf to lay her eggs. The two spotted wing outs her as female. The wings of male cabbage butterflies only have one spot. *Excerpt and photos from Protect Your Garden by Ed Rosenthal recipe by Jane Klein If […]