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Growing My Own

The view from my kitchen window on  Monday.

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Like most cooks I know, I’m thinking a lot more these days about where my food comes from, and that’s driven me to look beyond the grocery store: shopping at farmer’s markets, joining a farm-share program, and even picking my own fruit at local orchards.

This year, I’m about to take the plunge into growing my own food for the first time. My backyard might be covered with snow right now, but I’ve have spent the last several weeks poring over seed catalog sites, debating the merits of raised beds, and sketching out my garden plans.

Still, I’m a total neophyte in the gardening world, so I’m excited to have a great resource at my fingertips: our newly-launched sister site VegetableGardener.com. Developed by the editors of Fine Gardening, Vegetable Gardener has some excellent advice for those of us just starting out: how to choose a site for your garden, tips for gardening organically, and advice on growing specific crops. They’ve even put together a handy guide for those like me–die-hard cooks but newbie gardeners–to point us to the stuff we’ll find most useful.

I’ll be blogging on Vegetable Gardener this season about my (hopefully) successes and (almost certainly) struggles in growing my first crop of veggies. Hope to see you there.


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