Category Archives: container gardening

Backyard Locavore Day, Food In Jars’ Preserving by the Pint

The 6th annual UMaine Extension Backyard Locavore Day is this Saturday, and the weather is predicted to be lovely. All the gardens will have dried out and be poppin’ after this week’s rain. Come enjoy a stroll around someone else’s … Continue reading

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July Garden Update: Freezing Kale, Kale Chips, and Sad Tomatoes

Way back in January, I shared my preliminary planning steps (i.e. soil testing) for my container garden and raised bed garden at my house in Portland. After building up my big (16′ x 4′) raised bed, I purchased several 15-gallon … Continue reading

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Gardening Files: Portland Soil Surprise

Gardening is a natural progression from an interest in local food or home cooking. Maybe you’re looking to increase your personal sustainability or want the pleasure of growing sun-ripened tomatoes right outside your door.  Whatever the reason, if you’re at … Continue reading

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