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Grow Nutrient Dense Food – with the “easiest and simplest garden out there”

When folks become aware of what’s going on in the food industry and learn the real story behind modern day agriculture, I think their thoughts probably turn to ways they can obtain food free from poisons.  Also, food that is more nutrient dense than most available in grocery stores.

Years ago, the first thought for many was to obtain organic food. (*Food raised on […]

Diversity, a Principle of Nature – In What You Eat as Well as What You Grow

Sometimes I’m embarrassed to admit how long I lived before I learned certain information that was vital to my well being and could have made me healthier and thus, improved my life much sooner.

Until we learn otherwise, we’re pretty much a product of our upbringing.

Take food for example. Food selection when I was growing up was basically limited to meats, meats, and […]

Irresistible Gift for a Gardener – Wong’s Grow for Flavor

From time to time I receive emails from authors or publishers wanting me to mention, review, or recommend their books on TMG. Most of those are readily dismissed because they don’t share the organic values that TMG encourages.

Even the ones that may share the values I promote are most often dismissed as well. Not because they’re not of value, but because I just […]

Reason to Garden – Food that Nourishes

This may be the latest I’ve ever been with various garden tasks because of the difficulties Bill and I have been experiencing. However, I’ m not daunted by it. Several reasons account for that.

 The weather being cool has worked for me. It’s way too early in my garden for hot weather crops like cukes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants to really take off.  I […]

Glyphosate – Round-up™– Things You Might Want to Consider

Glyphosate is an herbicide that came on the scene in 1964 when it was patented by the Stauffer chemical company. It’s the active ingredient in Round-up™ which has been the flagship product of the company Monsanto for many years.

Round-up™ is promoted as being “a perfect fit with the vision of sustainable agriculture and environmental protection.” (You can read it for yourself on the […]

Blood Meal – Bone Meal – Reasons I Don’t Use Them.

In my first decade of gardening, I thought I needed every soil amendment I heard about. You name it. I needed it. Blood meal and bone meal were on the list.

Finally after about a decade, I came to my senses and realized that I didn’t need all that stuff.  All I needed to do was add organic materials that decayed and became organic […]

The Word ‘organic’ Without the OMRI Seal Doesn’t Mean Much

Bill was visiting our local hardware store recently when the word “organic” caught his eye on a couple of the bags in a stack of gardening products outside the store. He didn’t take a close look, but thought it interesting that this particular store might now be carrying organic products.

Next time he planned a visit to the store, I asked him to check […]

Juicing for Health – Diversity – Increase the Benefit from Your Garden

My diet growing up consisted of lots of meat (pork, beef, chicken, wild game), eggs, canned spinach and peas, potato dumplings, green beans cooked with pork for 2 days, apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, coke, glazed donuts, BLTs on Wonder Bread, fried fish, sweet corn, and the occasional piece of iceberg lettuce and some cucumber.

If you know anything about healthful living, […]

Has the National Organic Program Already Been Destroyed? What Can We Do?

Do you believe that when you buy Certified Organic that it’s free of synthetics or chemicals that are harmful? It’s not always. You still have to do your homework.

But if the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and corporate agribusiness are allowed to continue their take over of the National Organic Program (NOP) and continue to weaken organic standards even further, we may […]

Your Garden – Are You Breaking Rocks or Building a Cathedral?

As important as my garden is to me, I sometimes get weary with the seemingly menial tasks that are required to tend it each day. My allotted two hours on many days is spent checking for bugs, harvesting, seeing how things are doing, and pulling a weed here and there. Other days I check for bugs, harvest, and plant.

Depending on what else is […]