5 Best Gardening Blogs This Week


(Apr. 22, 2011) This is a regular feature where Suburban Hobby Farmer recaps the best gardening blogs this week. For those viewing this article on a smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), the blog articles that I’ve linked to may not be optimized for the small screen.

Urban Farm Online

Diminish Spring Garden Stress
Ron Wolford, horticulturist with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension, discusses how to enjoy your gardening efforts and keep stress to a minimum.

Rich Pomerantz Photography

Young Farmers Series
This is the first in a series of articles that feature people coming out of college and pursuing a career in farming. The first subject is Tyson Averill, a farmer looking to eventually sell hard cider and mead.

Veggie Gardening Tips

Garden Fences: Keeping Wildlife on the Outs
Kenny takes us through the different options for fences that will protect your garden from animals.

Homesteading in Maine

Cooking Chicken in a Solar Oven
Cooking food in a solar oven is much easier than I expected. I’m not sure if you’re actually saving much money given that you have to have a regular oven for when it’s cloudy, but it’s really easy to use the sun’s heat instead of fossil fuels for cooking.

You Grow Girl

Office Tomato Update
For weeks now I’ve been following the saga of the tomatoes growing in Gayla’s office. It looks like a few of them are almost ripe. But this is the end of the line for the tomato plant. Still, it’s pretty cool that she was able to grow tomatoes indoors with no artificial light.

Related articles you might enjoy:

1. Five Best Gardening Blogs This Week, April 15
2. Five Best Gardening Blogs This Week, April 8
3. Five Best Gardening Blogs This Week, April 1

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