Archive for the Grow Your Food Category

Leeks in Winter

Leeks, kale, and Brussels sprouts are still growing in our garden despite several days of freezing temps in the mid-twenties F. Still have a couple cabbages too.

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Blueberry Dreams

Looking forward to our blueberries on a very cold winter morning. We have 12 blueberry bushes on our little urban farmette and, in summer, we harvest enough to freeze. Delicious with our homemade yogurt!

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Figs and Figsickles

Freeze fresh figs as soon as they’re ripe to make figsickles to enjoy any time of year. We’ll have figsickles today, New Year’s Day 2016, as part of our feasting celebration.

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Cabbage and New Year’s

We’re planning to grow more cabbage this year so we can make sauerkraut. It’s New Year’s Eve and the celebratory feast of the new year required sauerkraut and pork in my family of origin. Can’t start the new year without it!

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Mixing It Up in the Vegetable Garden

A polyculture garden on a small city lot mixes fruit trees and flowers, berry bushes, herbs, and vegetables in carefree abundance. The advantages are many fewer pests and much less disease. We recently were invited guests on Kate Gardner’s show “The Manic Gardener” on internet talk radio. The interview was fun and informative and Kate has posted a podcast of the complete program. Check it out more »

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New Book Released Today

Our new book, What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?, comes out today. Timber Press has, as usual, done a masterful job and produced another beautiful book of which we can be proud. We’d appreciate it if you let all your gardening friends know about it. This book is all about growing healthy, organic vegetables at home, something that more and more of us are doing more »

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Caterpillars in the Vegetable Garden: Part I

Have you ever served broccoli at the dinner table only to find green worms cooked in your food? Yuk! A client of ours says she’ll never grow broccoli again. Too many worms. And she refuses to dump poison on her food to kill the worms. We’re showing her how to grow organic food that does not have caterpillars.  The cabbage worm eats holes in the more »

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Peppers

Growing your own food at home in these tough economic times is an easy way to ease the budget crunch for your family. Peppers, both the sweet bell pepper types and the spicy chili pepper types, are easy and productive choices that are loaded with vitamins and minerals. All kinds of peppers have strong flavors that enhance the flavor and color of your dishes without more »

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