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I specialize in teaching others to grow their own food including herbs, organic gardening, vegetable growing, fruit growing, container plants, edible landscaping, and unusual edible plants. Author of What About Herbs? - available for Kindle and Nook. Organic Gardener for 20+ years. Square Foot Gardener for 20+ years. Owner of Garden Inspire.

Experience in the area

Garden instructor, landscape consultant, landscape designer, garden coach, organic gardener, Square Foot Garden instructor, horticulturalist. I have consulted with hundreds of clients about their gardens and landscapes.


Utah Boomers Magazine, The Essential Herbal Magazine, blogs


Education in Ornamental Horticulture from Utah State University, Certified Square Foot Garden instructor by the Square Foot Garden Foundation, Self taught in organic gardening methods.

What do you like about this subject?

I love the scents, flavors, and uses of herbs.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Learning is a passion of mine - especially learning about plants in general and herbs and other edibles specifically. I want to help even more people to learn to grow at least some of their own food.

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Recent Answers from Beuna Tomalino

2017-02-06 Sage:

The garden sage looks fine. Just keep an eye on it.  The pineapple sage doesn't look like it has any green part to it. Scrape a bit of it high up with your fingernail. In the place your scraped if you

2017-01-28 Sage:

What climate zone/area of the U.S. are you in?   What time of year and how long ago did you tear up a few of the roots?    I can better answer your questions once you respond to my questions.     From

2015-08-08 Growing Herbs indoors:

Did you plant the oregano from seed also? I encourage people to grow oregano from a plant due to the variation in types of oregano. You want to be sure that it is one that you like the smell and taste

2015-05-23 red raspberries.:

Sorry, I did not see this question previously. Compost is a great fertilizer and making your own is easy. If you don't know how to compost the basic info is to combine 1/3 - 1/2 brown (leaves, straw, cardboard)

2013-09-26 Basil:

If you want to grow basil inside I would start with a new plant instead of digging one from the garden.  Basil can be easily started from seed or you could buy a plant if you can find one.  If neither


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