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How To Grow Basil in the Home Garden

Learn how to grow your own basil in your home vegetable garden here in the Portland area.
Jul 5, 2025
Pritha Golden Steele
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How to Grow Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are a wonderful plant to grow for the beginning and seasoned gardener alike. They are easy to grow, very well suited to growing in the pacific northwest, and delicious. Peas are also an absolute joy for kids! Below we lay out instructions on how to grow this garden favorite. All peas share the same plant care, so whether you want to grow snow peas, shelling peas or sugar snap peas, all of the following information applies.
Feb 9, 2024
Pritha Golden Steele
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Why Grow Food in Raised Beds?

Gardening is both an art and a science, and for many, a bit of a mystery. I can’t tell you how many people have told me “I just don’t have a green thumb.” But I can’t emphasize this enough – EVERYONE – has what it takes to grow food.
Jan 2, 2024
Pritha Golden Steele
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Top 10 Pepper Varieties to Grow in Pacific Northwest Gardens

One thing to know about peppers is that they truly love the heat! While we don’t have the hottest climate in the Pacific Northwest, we can still grow beautiful peppers here. It simply takes more care to get a productive pepper crop in this climate than a warmer southern climate.
May 11, 2022
Pritha Golden Steele
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PEG Fall Photo Journal 2021

What a year! Interest in growing edible gardens has continued to blossom in 2021 and we have had so much fun supporting this exciting growth. The vegetable gardens are finally winding down and we are taking a look back at all that has happened in 2021. Come along for the ride!
Oct 6, 2021
Portland Edible Gardens
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Solace is a garden

These days, as we all find our way forward through this difficult time, I have been struck by the sense that we are at the same time both more intimately connected and more isolated than ever before. As we retreat to our homes and our families (if we are so lucky) and face the anxiety, fear, and uncertainty that Coronavirus has brought to all of humanity, we suffer together. No one, it seems, is spared from the reach of this strange and extraordinary virus.
Apr 4, 2020
Portland Edible Gardens
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Your Easy-As-Pie Tomato Planting Guide + Our Favorite Varieties!!!

Summer is nearly upon us, and that means it's time to plant those tomatoes! There are few veggies that are more beloved for home gardeners than tomatoes, and though you might be tricked into thinking that growing your own is some act of garden magic or sorcery, it's not true!!! Growing your own tomatoes can be simple and joyous, so why not join in the fun before the season gets away?
May 17, 2019
Ian Wilson
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2018 Fall Photo Journal

2018 has been an incredible growing season here in the Portland area! We have been hard at work, as always, supporting people in growing their own organic food at their homes. And now that the rain has finally arrived, we are taking some time to have a look back at all that we have done over the last 10 months!
Nov 7, 2018
Ian Wilson