I live in Hawaii and will have access to lots of yard space in the next month. I'd like to turn useless grass into several raised beds to grow as much of my own food as possible. I'm looking for ideas on what grows well in our climate, what yields well to feed as many people as possible, and what plays nice in a polyculture bed. I'll probably use organic compost teas and a worm castings to start, but do tell if you have other nutrient ideas. [more inside]
I've seen the Food Justice Movement referred to a lot but I don't have a clear idea of what it means. I'm also wondering what opportunities are out there. [more inside]
What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within. [more inside]
What kind of peppers are these, and when will they be ripe? I got a pepper plant from the farmer's market on a whim, and it's started making a bunch of tiny little peppers. Except! I lost the little tag that says what kind of peppers they are and I have no idea when they'll be ripe. I do know the guy said they're edible, they are not just ornamental, but I can't tell, and there are all sorts of colors going on with these cute little guys. [more inside]
I'm growing an organic garden with a friend this year. This morning, we harvested lots of salad greens and I took a paper bag of them home. They have not been washed, and they are in the paper bag sitting inside my fridge in the crisper drawer. How many days do you think it is likely they will last? Is there anything I can do to keep it fresh longer?
It's getting cooler here in Heretical-land, and my tomatoes haven't ripened yet. Halp. [more inside]
How can I establish a cheap, efficent container garden system for vegetables? [more inside]
What are your favorite tasty, high-yield garden vegetables? [more inside]
How do I build a basement vegetable garden in winter? I have gardened over spring/summer/fall outdoors. I need advice on what lights to buy, what vegetables can grow over winter, how to pollinate, etc. Also, can I use heat lamps to help with the warmth loving vegetables, or is that too energy inefficient?
Help me pick a potato. [more inside]
What kinds of food plants will grow inside by a window? [more inside]
We've got a tiny patch of dirt in our back yard and want to grow edible stuff. We're not that serious, just mostly goofing off. What could we grow out there using existing foodstuffs? By that, I mean, we want to grow green onions, for example. Can we just grab a few green onions from the fridge, cut off the bottom, and plant those? Are there any other simple-to-grow foodstuffs we should consider? We're in Southern California, but the patch of dirt only gets direct sunlight maybe 1-2 hours a day.
Made some pesto with chili pepper leaves by mistake. Now what? [more inside]
What are your best tips for a new greenhouse owner? [more inside]
Treating seeds to increase flavor? [more inside]
I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on strange, tasty, and difficult to purchase food I can grow in my garden. [more inside]
What are some good herbs and spices that I can grow in pots in a tropical climate? [more inside]