I’m like you – I love growing my own food, but I’m always pressed for time. I also love natural systems and rich soil, and no-till gardening creates both. So, how do we combine our love of home-grown foods with our commitment to no-till gardening, while honoring our real-life time constraints? We garden smarter, that’s how. Continue reading “No-Till Gardening with Power Equipment?”
Any fiber geek loves their natural dyes, but have you ever thought you might be helping the planet with them? Learn how to reduce food waste with these vegetable dyes made right from your compost bin. No special materials, no expensive ingredients – just rummage around your kitchen to make these natural dyes. Plus, read our review of Natural Color by Sasha Duerr and be inspired to make even more vegetable dyes!
While you’re taking a prescription antibiotic, it’s important to keep your gut flora healthy and active. An easy and effective way to do so is to consume a hearty dose of probiotic foods during your antibiotic regimen. Here are a few simple tips for making and consuming probiotics. These are especially suited for times when you just feel yucky.
Are you an eggplant lover looking for a way to can this delectable veggie? Here I share one of my favorite Russian relishes, gvetch. Gvetch is a great way to get your eggplant preserved to enjoy year round. Continue reading “Canning Eggplant with Gvetch”
Here’s the third post in our series of raised bed gardens through the year – what to do in the raised bed garden in the summer months. Continue reading “Raised Bed Gardens: What to do in Summer”
Sure, you’ve got grow boxes or mounded earth beds, but what makes a complete raised bed garden? Following are some simple tips and personal recommendations for beginning your food producing garden. Continue reading “Raised Bed Garden 101”
Raised bed garden, lasagna garden, year round garden and whatever your zone, these tips for “later spring” gardens will work for you. Continue reading “Raised Bed Garden: What to do in Later Spring”
Wondering what to do in your raised garden beds this spring? Here’s a list of tasks from January to April for even beginner gardeners! Continue reading “Raised Garden Beds: What to do for Spring?”
Have you read about mulch and compost for improving your garden soil’s health? Can’t keep track of which is which and what they do? Fuggedaboutit – read this!
The sign up sheet for the women’s meeting at church just said, “Bring something pumpkin-y”. The kids said, “Can we make more marshmallows?” I said, “Gourmet Marshmallows with pumpkin and spice, anyone?” Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows”