A cool test tube chandelier, exactly what seeds to winter sow, highlights from Maison & Objet, a lost wedding ring is found growing on a carrot, the end of botanical Latin, a memoir about growing pot, and more in today's Links We Love.
Laura Harmon, a new blogger, shares with us the story of the King Street Lots, public gardens that flourished for 13 years in an series of abandoned lots in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. It's a story of perseverance in an ephemeral garden.
Amy Pennington, food writer and organic gardener (and author of Apartment Gardening), lives in a Seattle apartment overlooking the Cascade Mountain range. A passionate cook, she grows vegetables and herbs on her deck, which supply her kitchen throughout the year. Here, she shares with us What Makes a House a Home.
Despite the insane heat, Katie Mendelson had a hankering for something more substantial this week and turned to Phaidon's Vegetables from an Italian Garden for a recipe. The result? Some delicious eggplant balls. It's a vegetarian take on meatballs and perfect for anyone whose eggplants are ready to be harvested in this heat.
Zucchini is a bumper crop for almost every gardener who chooses to grow it. In today's From Garden to Table column, Katie Mendelson shares a recipe for zucchini bread from the Morning Glory Farm cookbook, a book that grew out of a favorite farm stand on Martha's Vineyard, which is an institution on the island, beloved for its fresh vegetables.
A Japanese astronaut, a Russian astronaut, and an American astronaut blasted into space today (no, not the beginning of a joke) and they are planning on growing plants...in space! Satoshi Furukawa (pictured) is going to grow cucumbers and his fellow astronaut, Sergei Volkov, will be growing tomatoes, to test the effect of growing plants in a gravity-free environment.
Farm-to-table has become the ultimate food trend of the year. And for some restaurants, the path from farm to table is quite short—we highlight 11 restaurants from Seattle to Maine that are growing their produce for their recipes on their roof, in raised beds, in recycled tires, and in aeroponic towers for fresh, delicious, and truly local and seasonal cuisine.
Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs shows us how to build a raised bed garden and explains why it's easy to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in these convenient elevated beds. We asked our Facebook fans what they would plant in a raised bed, join the conversation and share your ideas too!