February/March 2012

vol. 59, no. 2

February 24, 2012

A Tale of Two Food Deserts, page 44
An urban Chicago neighborhood and a county in the New Mexico desert discover ways to bring healthy fare to those who have trouble finding it.
By Katie Walker

Cabbage & Company, page 52
Brassicas add bold, distinctive flavor to cuisines worldwide. Crunchy, cold-tolerant, and brimming with nutrients, they are well worth the effort to grow.
By Beth Botts


On the Clock, page 58
Vegetables tell time. Flowers follow a schedule. Tapping in to your gardenís circadian rhythms reveals the secret to knowing the best times to plant.
By Michele Owens

Of Scuppernongs & Semifreddo, page 64
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, serves a classic Italian meal at Chatwood, her North Carolina home.
By Kim Sunée

Design Like a Pro, page 20
Got mud? A bog garden solves a soggy site.

Plant TNT, page 22
For fragrance, heirloom lilacs have no peer.

Skills & Abilities, page 26
Starting seeds indoors.

Common Ground, page 28
The Slow Money movement picks up speed.

Simply Fresh, page 32
Winter spinach is everything spinach should be.

Flower Power, page 36
A preview of Matthew Benson's new book, The Photo Graphic Garden.

Pay Dirt, page 68
Meet the life in your soil.

Ask Organic Gardening, page 72
How to prune oak trees, minimize salt damage on plants, and use dormant oil spray.

Profiles, page 76
Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger of Green Heron Tools.

Earth Matters, page 78
Choose organic seeds, meet a chicken's worst enemy, and see a vegetable garden take flight.

We Like This!, page 84
Rain barrels for every garden.

Find It Here, page 90

Maria's Page, page 92
Why we're fascinated by other people's gardens.

On the Cover: A welcoming spot in Frances Mayesís North Carolina garden.

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