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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, […]

The Return of the Honey Bees

The Return of the Honey Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a serious agricultural concern and unfortunately it has been promoted with false information, bad science, and of course people’s opinions. With much of our food supply being dependent on open pollinators like bees, our concern for their health should be on par with our own. So what exactly is the […]

Grow Your Own Food: A Spring Gardening Primer

Grow Your Own Food: A Spring Gardening Primer

Photo courtesy: DumboCSA With the price of food increasing along with the prevalence of GMOs and other nasty sprays and insecticides, growing your own fruits and vegetables makes sense on so many levels. Creating a garden does not have to be expensive. This article will examine a small garden that was created by one person for less […]