Hey there. I’m Linda Ly.
I’m a lover of all things green and a believer in the simple life, a life where good friends, great food, and playing in the dirt are the keys to happiness.
My passion is getting people outside to feel the thrill of self-sufficiency — even if they live in the city — and experience all the wild things that life has to offer.
Stop. Composting. (Really!)
And start using all the odds and ends of your vegetables in new and delicious ways!
The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook takes a unique top-to-tail approach by teaching you how to use up every edible part of the plants you grow or buy.
Think fava bean greens… or squash leaves… or sweet potato vines… or carrot tops, radish greens, and many more “scraps” that you never knew you could eat!
My Most Popular Posts
Is the print medium dead? That’s always a question I hear when it comes…January 23, 2020
I remember the first time I bought seeds for my garden. They were tomatoes,…January 28, 2019
Welcome Wall Street Journal readers! If you saw my front-page feature, this is the…March 7, 2018
Pre-parenthood, I always heard stories of babies that could swim before they crawled or…February 3, 2017
Seed catalogs are starting to fill my mailbox with the imminent arrival of spring,…January 25, 2017
The beginning of spring usually sees me sprawled in the middle of the living…March 17, 2015
Get those hard hats on.
The start of the new decade is also the start of our biggest adventure yet: building our family’s first home from the ground up!
Follow along as Garden Betty Builds a House and learn how we’re planning, designing, and constructing our dream home — in real time! — in Central Oregon.
New and Updated Posts
I have a confession: I’m a dollar store junkie. I especially love going to…February 20, 2020
I’m not much of a banana person (unless it’s cooked in rum and butter,…February 19, 2020
When it comes to gardening, I’m all for getting started on a shoestring. I…February 18, 2020
If you’ve ever purchased potted plants or veggie starts, or opened a bag of…February 13, 2020