Get Planting: Websites and Reads to Inspire the Organic Gardener in You
Posted Feb 24 2011 11:17am
Sweet and Sour Braised Greens from the garden.
Photo: Sara Novak
The weather has been beautiful all week in Columbia and man do we deserve it. After one of the harshest winters on record, South Carolinians get to enjoy the best season of the year: Pre-Spring (as I like to call it) and Spring. Both seasons provide some of the best weather in the country before summer, which down here in the Midlands, gets to be one of the hottest places on earth, or so it seems.
It’s an inspiring time of year both for the general outdoor enthusiasts and the all around gardener. We love our gardens and if you’re like me, you like to try and produce as much of your own food as possible. It’s time to get your garden growing right but if you’re not sure how there are a bounty of inspiring tools to set you in the right direction.
Here are some of my favorite how-to gardening reads:
1. Mary Janes Farm Mary Janes Farm is one of my favorite magazines. It illustrates idyllic days on the farm with a focus on local, organic, and high quality eats. This is a great magazine to turn to for tips on getting your garden going as well as cooking and crafts.
2. In the Garden
Colleen Vanderlinden is an expert on organic gardening. Her website In the Garden, is a great tool for getting your garden growing right. She started the site in 2004 to help friends with complaints like “it’s so much work,” “I kill plants,” or “what should I plant”?
3. Skippy’s Vegetable Garden Skippy’s Vegetable Garden is a journal of the trials and tribulations of one women and her vegetable garden. She documents the ins and outs of her garden along with a love for her dog Skippy. Read about saving seeds, good gardening books, and starting seedlings through this fun and laid back journal on a glorious garden.