THANKSGIVING: Lessons in Sustainability from the Pilgrims


As you gather your family around the Thanksgiving table this year, consider these lessons from those who shared the first! GROWING FOOD IS FUNDAMENTAL When the Pilgrims first stepped off the boats near Plymouth, after 66 days at sea, I’m sure at least a few of them kissed that ground… many did it out of thanks… Read More

Bulbs to Plant for the Fall


Although not typically edible, planting bulbs should be on every gardener’s fall planting schedule. The best time to get bulbs into the ground is 4-6 weeks before the first hard freeze. In the Southwest, this is typically before the first major frost, or in October to early November. Plant bulbs in the fall to enjoy beautiful… Read More

How To Grow Potatoes Over the Fall and Winter Seasons

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In most areas, the potato patch is planted in the Spring. What a lot of gardeners have soon found out is that you can get a great crop in when planted in the fall. In areas where the ground doesn’t freeze too much, you can grow both a fall and spring potato patch. Here are a few steps on… Read More

Cool Season Edible Flowers to Plant


Fall is in the air and it is time to think of what cool season plants to grow in your garden. The best part though, is that there are so many cool season edible flowers to plant! This is the part that makes agriscaping special – bringing the joy of edible flowers from the garden… Read More

Seed Saving Tips


It is that time of year again when plants are seeding out and preparing to take a much needed rest over winter. It is one of the busiest times in the garden as collecting all those seeds is very rewarding, but time consuming too! Here are a few of seed saving tips for you to… Read More

Fall Vegetable Companion Planting


Want a Simply Healthier Harvest from your Garden?  Start COMPANION PLANTING! Companion planting is planting two or more plants together that are beneficial to each-other and for your garden. There are many companion planting charts out there and some of them have conflicting information. This is because some plants act differently in different zones or… Read More

Gardening: An Easy Way to Lose Weight


When people start gardening and growing their own food, a few different things start to happen. Their yard is transformed from a basic, regular backyard to a beautiful organic-food producing agriscraped space. Adding edible plants into the landscape is one of the simplest ways to start to alter our currently processed diets. Taking care of… Read More

How to Prepare Your Edible Garden for Summer Storms

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Monsoon season is upon us and the winds are howling and the rain starts with very little warning. Is your edible garden ready for the onslaught of massive amounts of water hitting it in a very short amount of time? Here are just a few tips in how to prepare your edible garden for summer… Read More

Drought Tolerant Fruits and Nuts


When Agriscaping, you want to use every available space in your landscape wisely. This includes planting fruit and nut trees instead of trees that don’t provide sustenance. When gardening in the low desert, make sure to choose drought tolerant fruits and nuts. Most trees that set fruit need a number of chill hours to produce… Read More

Easy Ways to Add Edibles to Your Landscape

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Agriscaping is all about adding edible plants and fruits to your current landscape. By using every space available, you can grow a sustainable garden right in your own backyard. Here are a few easy ways to add edibles to your landscape. Perennial Herbs Perennial herbs such as rosemary, lavender, sage, lemon balm, lemongrass, chives, thyme,… Read More