Cecilia Nasti

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April 2, 2015 @ Whole Story
Recycling yard and kitchen waste into organic fertilizer is easy. Cecilia Nasti of Field and Feast shares her tips on getting started.
December 4, 2014 @ Whole Story
When you prepare your garden for winter, you increase the odds it will thrive in spring. Cecilia Nasti offers tips on winterizing your garden.
November 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
Growing your own food doesn't have to stop in fall or even winter. Cecilia Nasti offers a few tips for extending the harvest beyond what you may think is possible.
September 24, 2014 @ Whole Story
Wondering what to give people on your gift-giving list this year? If you grow food and flowers, you have a solution. Cecilia Nasti offers helpful tips on gifting from your garden.
August 20, 2014 @ Whole Story
Cultivate a crop of new gardeners by getting kids involved in growing edibles and ornamentals.
August 2, 2014 @ Whole Story
You're not alone if you put off weeding your garden beds so long that you cannot face the amount of time and effort it will take tidy them up again. No sweat. You have the sun on your side.
July 5, 2014 @ Whole Story
Cecilia Nasti shares her best tips on drying and using the herbs from your garden.
June 8, 2014 @ Whole Story
How can you know when crops are ripe and ready for harvest? We look at three favorite garden crops and the signs of their ripeness, how to harvest them, and the best way to store them.
May 9, 2014 @ Whole Story
Even garden plants have BFFs that — when grown in proximity to one another — benefit the other's health and wellbeing. Learn about these blossom buddies and then invite them to spend time together in your garden for the potential betterment of all.
April 23, 2014 @ Whole Story
Growing food crops in containers is easier than growing them in a big backyard. You won't harvest as much, but then, you won't work nearly as hard, either.
April 12, 2014 @ Whole Story
Long-term, benign neglect in the garden leads to more than just an untidy space. It can evolve into pest and disease problems that destroy your plants fast. Here are a few suggestions to help you avoid that kind of heartburn.
March 29, 2014 @ Whole Story
While watering a vegetable garden may not seem particularly daunting on the surface, it actually takes a high level of understanding and commitment to maintain your plants' vigor, while also utilizing the resource with conservation in mind.
March 7, 2014 @ Whole Story
If I've learned anything from years of growing kitchen gardens, it is this: vegetables and herbs cannot thrive on excitement alone. To help you avoid future frustration, here are a few tips to get you growing in the right direction.

Cecilia Nasti is an organic food gardener and enthusiastic home cook. She produces and hosts the weekly radio feature Field & Feast broadcast on public radio in Austin, Texas. A nature lover, she also produces and hosts Passport to Texas, a daily statewide radio series about the outdoors for Texas Parks and Wildlife.