Vegetable Garden: One Potato, Two Potato

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Why Grow Potatoes? Ahh, the beloved potato.  This starchy little turd-shaped tuber we all know and love is responsible for so much prosperity and sometimes misery.  Beginning in the ancient Andes region of South America and spreading to every corner of the modern world, the human-potato partnership has grown to blockbuster proportions over thousands of years. […]

Lamb’s Ear: Putting a Useful Plant To The Test

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Lamb’s Ear Overview Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina) is one of my new favorite plants.  Known for its light gray-green color and ultra fuzzy leaves, this low growing border plant is much more than just a pretty face.  It is useful, edible, kid friendly, hardy, drought tolerant, and attracts bees like nobody’s business. Intrigued?  So was […]

Edible Landscaping: From Lawn to Garden

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Why Edible Landscaping? Edible landscaping is the practice of removing ornamentals and replacing them with edible plants.  In our water district, it is estimated that over 50% of all household water is used to water landscaping.  With sustainability in mind, it stands to reason that if you are going to spend money and resources to […]