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Beginner's guide to gardening and eating in season

We're used to buying whatever vegetables suit our fancy or are mandated by our favorite recipes, and we don't know how to make a salad when we realize that lettuce and tomatoes are never in season at the same time. 

On a similar note, we might want to start a garden, but we don't know which vegetables are within our reach and which ones are the domain of experienced green thumbs.  How can we even start when the whole endeavor looks so daunting?  These posts may help you get a head start.

How to plant a no-till garden
Posted Fri Feb 24 12:00:55 2012 by Anna
When to plant spring crops
Posted Thu Feb 23 12:00:56 2012 by Anna
Vegetables for early spring
Posted Wed Feb 22 12:00:52 2012 by Anna
Preheating soil for the spring garden
Posted Tue Feb 21 12:00:56 2012 by Anna
Spring garden
Posted Mon Feb 20 12:01:13 2012 by Anna
November Weekend Homesteader
Posted Fri Oct 28 08:34:13 2011 by Anna
October Weekend Homesteader
Posted Sat Sep 24 19:42:35 2011 by Anna
September Weekend Homesteader: The Harvest
Posted Fri Aug 26 12:01:13 2011 by Anna
August Weekend Homesteader: The Sun
Posted Tue Jul 26 12:21:56 2011 by Anna
July edition of Weekend Homesteader
Posted Tue Jun 21 12:00:32 2011 by Anna
June edition of Weekend Homesteader live!
Posted Mon May 23 12:00:28 2011 by Anna
Posted Thu Apr 28 11:45:04 2011 by Anna
Weekend Homesteader ready for prime time!
Posted Wed Apr 27 20:04:06 2011 by Anna
Harvest catch-all soup
Posted Fri Aug 20 08:09:27 2010 by Anna
Resources for beginners
Posted Fri Jun 11 12:20:49 2010 by Anna
In-season cooking experiments
Posted Thu Jun 10 12:00:29 2010 by Anna
Simple recipes for simple vegetables
Posted Wed Jun 9 12:00:38 2010 by Anna
Six easy vegetables
Posted Tue Jun 8 12:00:36 2010 by Anna
Gardening and eating in season can be daunting
Posted Mon Jun 7 12:00:27 2010 by Anna

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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