{FSC Time Machine} Gardening in 2012


For the next handful of weekends, I’ll be jumping on the FSC Time Machine to create recap-posts of the  different topics we covered in 2012.

Since Dianna, hit it out of the park this week with her post {Gardening in 2013} Homegrown Dry Beans, I thought I’d kick-off the series with our gardening posts!

Get out your seed catalogues, a pen & paper and let’s get planning!

  • First up, Heather, took us on a journey through the years of her every-growing garden, in Making the Most with One Acre. Great tips on how to gradually grow your space each year and how to maximize the space you have.


  • Second up, Dianna’s informative piece on Crop Rotation.
  • cover crop to the right, main crop in the middle, home garden, to the left

    cover crop to the right, main crop in the middle, home garden, to the left

  • Next up, for all those who desire to start their plants from seeds, Deanna wrote ‘Guide To Starting Seeds’
Organic "Beefsteak" and Heirloom "Big Rainbow" Tomato Seedlings

Organic “Beefsteak” and Heirloom “Big Rainbow” Tomato Seedlings

  • We were lucky to have two posts on ‘how to’ garden plots:Dianna’s piece on the Hügelkultur technique (Hügelkultur, which is a technique of making a raised bed, or Hügel (pronounced more or less like heu-gle, with the “eu” as in the word “feudal,” but slightly more exaggerated), on top of a pile of brush or a rotting log.)
The finished Hügel

The finished Hügel

  • and Jillian’s piece on how to quickly compost yard for garden plots w/ newspaper, The Busy Person’s Guide to Starting a Perfectly Fine Garden.


  • Our Northeast Grain Expert, Amy Halloran , shared tips and her ups & downs for growing wheat on an urban plot in Troy, NY.
my warthog wheat

my warthog wheat

  • Dianna continued her soil-care series with a piece all about Cover Crops
buckwheat next to a kale

buckwheat next to a kale

  • In a garden tour format, Erika shares her experiences & pictures with having an edible front yard.
Sugar baby watermelon on newly laid straw.

Sugar baby watermelon on newly laid straw.

  • Dianna & Amy both grow wheat, and back in July Dianna shares her instructions for making an Homemade Wheat Thresher.
Feeding wheat into the thresher

Feeding wheat into the thresher

  • Later in October, Dianna shared her thoughts & tips from three full years of wheat production (she included a cracker recipe!)
Sheaves of wheat on the front porch

Sheaves of wheat on the front porch

  • Our last 2012 piece on gardening, Amy ponders Fall Plantings.


There’s More: Our Gardening Posts From 2011

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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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4 Comments on “{FSC Time Machine} Gardening in 2012”

  1. January 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    I wish I had found this blog earlier! I only managed to find it at the end of 2012 so missed out on most of those wonderful posts. I will be watching my rss feed reader avidly from now on so as not to miss a thing! Cheers in advance :)


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