Best of the Blogs Friday Feb. 11, 2011


This is a weekly feature where Suburban Hobby Farmer recaps the best gardening posts from other bloggers.

Kitchen Gardeners International

Salvaged Apples, Hard Cider
David loves his girlfriend and his dog, but it’s a picture of his fruit press that greets him when he turns on his iPhone. This post, just in time for Valentine’s Day, is one man’s story of true love for cider making. Don’t miss this very interesting post by an heirloom fruit tree nursery owner in Southern Maine.

GrowBlog

Use Stale Planting Beds to Prevent Weeds
Barbara gives us step by step instructions on how to trick weeds into growing before you plant your crops, making it easy to eliminate them. This is an ingenious method for keeping weeds down.

Veggie Gardener

Vegetable Garden Layout Basics

Whether you are planning to use raised beds or a plot with rows, Tee Riddle takes you through the considerations of laying out your garden.

Urban Garden Solutions

Companion Planting – An Intensive Gardening Method

Can Mirabilis poison Japanese beetles? Zane Ross discusses how companion plants can help provide a more beneficial environment for your fruits and vegetables.

The New York Times

A Food Manifesto for the Future

Author, New York Times Columnist and Blogger Mark Bittman provides his opinion on how to make the growing, preparation and consumption of food healthier, saner, more productive, less damaging and more enduring.

Related articles that might interest you:

1. Best of the Blogs Feb. 4
2. Best of the Blogs Jan. 28
3. Best of the Blogs Jan. 21
4. Best of the Blogs Jan. 14

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