While we’ve been in the kitchen all week on Remodelista, Gardenista has gone deep into Mr. McGregor territory, exploring the no-dig vegetable patch, trugs and harvest baskets, herb markers, and how to grow the vegetable known as “the honey underground.” Here’s a look at the most popular posts of the week:
Above: Yet another reason to book a flight to South Africa: Blueberry Cafe, in the ZwaZulu-Natal Midlands, a combination general store, cafe, and reception hallâ€”with newly redesigned interiors and dramatic indoor plant displays that we hope to replicate (thanks, Erin).
Above: Like the idea of the busy person’s abundant (yet organized) kitchen garden? British gardening and cooking expert Sarah Raven has 10 Tips to show you the way. (We plan to follow her suggestion that “green and purple kale look great in flower arrangements.”)
Above: Gardener Charles Dowding’s radically laissez-faire approach to gardening yields plentiful results. Is it too good to be true? Find out in Charles Dowding’s No Dig (And No Weed) Garden in Somerset.
Above: Soak up more beta-carotene, antioxidants, and phytonutrients, with this cheat sheet on how to grow your own carrots, aka “the honey underground,” spotlighted in the latest Gardenista Field Guide.
Above: When Ellen Jenkins was deciding how to finish the roof of her new house on a budget, she turned to asphalt. In Hardscaping 101: Asphalt Roof Singles, Ellen provides the lowdown on types, colors, and costs.
No space for a windowsill herb garden? Have a look at this ingenious option.