Gardening at the grocery store

Gardening at the grocery store

Last week, I bought some dry garbanzo beans at the grocery store and planted them. Will they grow? I don’t know. But I have reason to believe so: Beans are seeds. And I’ve grown other types of dry beans bought at the grocery store in the past, like black beans and...

Farmer to Farmer podcast

Gardeners and farmers are kin, and I’ve found myself listening incessantly to a particular podcast where one farmer, Chris Blanchard, interviews other farmers. The Farmer to Farmer podcast has given this gardener wheelbarrows of food for thought. Some of my...
Growing potatoes in Southern California

Growing potatoes in Southern California

I just watched the Amazing Race, where they traveled through Peru, and it reminded me of how much I like to grow potatoes. Compared to potatoes, most other staples can be laborious to get from the ground to your dinner plate. Wheat, for example, takes a lot of work to...