Gardening

joy2Claude Monet

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”
Claude Monet


timcensusIn Marshalltown, Iowa…  more than a half century ago… Grandpa Bill Wilson, my mom’s dad, taught me lots about gardens. Next to his house and garage…
he maintained a fabulous garden with vegetables and flowers. He never knew
how much this meant to me.

I know the day before he passed on (he was 93 or there-abouts) he tended his garden. These bittersweet memories about gardens, joy and family matter. Uncle Roger and Aunt Zelma’s farm in Minnesota, the flowers out back of Nana’s place in Des Moines and my gardens in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Flagstaff, Missoula and Portland… were full of good memories…
Tim


sunflowers“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.”  William Blake


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Quality drops fast
once overwintered root crops,
such as carrots and parsnips,
resume growth in spring.
Harvest and use them now
before warm weather gets
them growing again.


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GARDEN TALK

Fiji Rose


Gardener to Gardener

“By early spring we’re all itching to get outside in the garden. While it may still be too early for digging and planting in many parts of the country, it’s not too soon to start in on pruning chores… get out in the garden!
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WELCOME TO GARDEN CITY HARVEST

Garden City Harvest builds community through agriculture by growing produce with and for people with low-incomes, offering education and training in ecologically conscious agriculture, and using our sites for the personal restoration of youth and adults. Learn more about our Community Gardens and Neighborhood Farms.   Learn more


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


KitchenGardenLead_t640How to Plant and Grow

Your Own Vegetable Garden

There are few things that are as satisfying to a home gardener, than to wander out to the vegetable garden, harvest and consume the fruits of their labor. Successful vegetable gardening involves far more than just popping a few seeds into the ground and waiting for a tomato to appear. Planting is only the third step of the three ‘P’s.

purpleflowerPlanning your garden,
Preparing the soil, and
Planting your vegetables!

GARDEN TALK

Gardener to Gardener

By early spring we’’re all
itching to get outside in the garden.
While it may still be too early
for digging and planting in
many parts of the country,
it’s not too soon to start in on
pruning chores. Get out in the garden!


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When I’m writing, I think about the garden, and when I’m in the garden I think about writing. I do a lot of writing by putting something in the ground.

 


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ASK & SHARE

Share advice, get tips and more on our Ask & Share discussion forum – powered by the National Gardening Association, HGTV Gardens, and you.


7744a2b0f6755530e046a63543db993bGARDEN CITY HARVEST

Garden City Harvest builds community through agriculture by growing produce with and for people with low-incomes, offering education and training in ecologically conscious agriculture, and using our sites for the personal restoration of youth and adults. Learn more about our Community Gardens and Neighborhood Farms.


 

flowergarden6How to Plant and Grow
Your Own Vegetable Garden

There are few things that are as satisfying to a home gardener, than to wander out to the vegetable garden, harvest and consume the fruits of their labor. Successful vegetable gardening involves far more than just popping a few seeds into the ground and waiting for a tomato to appear. Planting is only the third step of the three ‘P’s.


 

pumpkin_gourd_vines_trellisPlanning your garden, Preparing the soil, and Planting your vegetables!

As you sit down to plan your garden, please consider adding a few extra plants and donate a little of your bounty to your local food bank or second harvest organization. Give a helping hand to those who may not have the opportunity to grow their own.

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