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Get Your Cocktail Garden On.

  So last year I planted this cocktail garden.  It was a huge undertaking that I wrote not a word about, in part because I was too busy doing it.  The space ...

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Apple Season

Here’s another in my ongoing series of “Drunken Botanist” cocktail articles for the North Coast Journal, loosely based on my forthcoming book of the same name. Forgive the Humboldt references, which are, ...

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Dangerous safety? I don’t think so.

Here’s my favorite provision of S-510, otherwise known as the Food Safety Modernization Act, and just approved unanimously by the Senate Sunday: it allows the FDA to recall foods linked to illness. ...

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Grow your own?

What do gardening and Japanese anime culture have in common? There are probably a number of strange intersections, but this is the only one I know about. And it’s weird. The Ripe ...

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The Tomato Report

As I reported last week, I'm trying out some grafted tomatoes that Log House Plants sent me. I've got a grafted and non-grafted Big Beef planted right next to each other (along ...

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The Drunken Botanist Goes to Manhattan…

…and Buffalo.  And Brooklyn.  See you there?  As always, please check with the venue before heading out to confirm details.  Also, there are lots more events coming up around the country–go here ...

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The Organic Egg Scorecard

  This winter, I bought two dozen eggs.  I'm generally content to just do without as my hens go through their winter moult, but there were a couple of times when I ...

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