I remember my grandmother, well. She grew things and cooked things - wonderful things in the kitchen. I looked backward for gardening and cooking lore, and found a future more than 3 decades ago. I always loved gardening but was not always successful at it. "Trowel and Error" have been my teachers! If I found a new-to-me herb, fruit or vegetable I wanted to try growing it and have been very successful, in part because of the wonderful Tuscany/Provence type climate the Phoenix desert offers.
I want to show any and everyone that you can grow some or all of your own food and it does not have to be a $20 tomato - gardening is simple, we make it difficult sometimes. So try even if it is just a 2 foot wide container to begin with.
NEW: The 2017 edition of my Desert Gardening Wall Calendar is out! Dedicated to the Desert Gardener with Month-By-Month planting info and gardening tips to successfully grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers. A preview is available - it will serve you no matter what part of the year you purchase it! Purchase the 2017 calendar here
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Greg Peterson for Urban Farm on the subject of Herbs, of course. Give a listen!
Prepare delicious meals from your harvest - they look good and are good for you and your family. Pictured is a simple toothpick Caprese salad of tomatoes and basil wrapped around Mozzaralla.
Plant ... Grow ... Eat! You CAN have an edible garden. Gardening can nourish not only your body, but your mind. The image is a white eggplant - learn about this and other edible plants!