Organic Gardening

Gardening Confession

October 19, 2014

  It’s was a tough summer for our garden. Between me being back at work full time and the winter that we had, things were either blooming too much or not at all. I figured I’d give an honest recap of our garden as we set about developing a plan to have a working kitchen garden […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: For the Garden

January 6, 2014

  Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links in order to help Crafty Garden Mama to grow. I always see a lot of round ups on using the Pantone Color of the Year in fashion, jewelry and home decor. So, I decided to see what flowers and vegetables I could feature to help you to […]

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The Edible Garden Book Review

December 5, 2013

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was provided with a copy of Edible Garden  for review, but all opinions are my own. I am always up for checking out a new gardening book, such as Edible Garden from Cleis Press and Viva Editions, especially as winter sets in and I start thinking about what […]

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Philadelphia Farm: Heritage Farm Fare

August 21, 2013

Do you know about the Philadelphia farm called Heritage Farm? Heritage Farm at the Methodist Home for Children is located on Monument Avenue in Philadelphia. The Methodist Home was originally designed as an orphanage, but has developed into a community center that hosts After School Programs, summer camps and provides emergency foster care apartments. Heritage […]

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Pollination Issues: Save the Bees

August 19, 2013

Pollination and the crops that it leads to are dependent upon bees. So, when Bee Raw founder, Zeke Freeman, thought of a creative way to raise awareness about Colony Collapse, he may not have expected to pick up the attention of celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson and Mario Batali. They took to Twitter in defense […]

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Kitchen Garden Herbs

July 29, 2013

Kitchen garden plants can run the gamut from corn to tomatoes to fruit trees. Herbs are an area in which I have not had a lot of success, but this year is faring better. I have tried growing herbs from seed and from plantlings, and I seem to be hit or miss most of the […]

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Week of July 8 Garden Update

July 8, 2013

Dear Weather, please give me a breeze in which to garden this week. If you live anywhere near the Northeast, you know that we have had some less than stellar gardening weather this summer. When it isn’t pouring rain, it is sweltering hot. So, I made the most of no rain this weekend and got […]

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Natural Resources Defense Council & Larry Jacobs

May 22, 2013

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) bestowed one of its Growing Green Awards on Larry Jacobs of Jacobs Farm Organic and Del Cabo Organic. Larry Jacobs is the founder of Jacobs Farm Organic and Del Cabo Organic and a passionate organic farming advocate. He has joined Brianna Sandoval as one of the four awardess of […]

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Rodale and More: TG #32

May 21, 2013

  Welcome to Tuesday Greens #32! In this edition, we tour Rodale Institute, Eckerton Hill Farm and Glick’s Greenhouse. A few days ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with two friends, Barb from A Life in Balance and Frugal Local Kitchen, and Lauryn, from The Vintage Mom, and their kids and take some […]

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April 2013 Garden Update

April 29, 2013

April 2013 is coming to a close and we are getting ready to put seeds into the ground here at Casa Crafty Garden Mama. Our backyard has been under a bit of construction this spring. Hedges were ripped out along the back corner of the sunroom. A new fence was installed along the perimeter in […]

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