Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

How to plant garlic outdoors in the fall garden. Garlic gets planted before the first frost of the year and overwinters in the garden.

Protect Your Garden from Vampires: How to Grow Garlic

As we get ready for Halloween, now’s the perfect time to think about naturally vampire-proofing your garden, which means it’s time to grow garlic! Planting garlic around the perimeter will protect your veggie beds from getting trampled by nighttime intruders who vant to suck your bloooood. In all seriousness, it’s a good reminder to plant garlic when you start thinking about …

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Chocolate Mint Sun Tea Instructions

Sun Tea: Two Ways | Hundreds of Possibilities!

Sun tea is just about the most simple way to make a summer beverage. Infuse water with flavor in two ways: fresh tea and dried tea. Once you know the steps to making sun tea, the flavor is all up to you, and the possibilities are endless! Fresh Tea If it’s sunny and you have a bunch of extra herbs, why …

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Lacinato Kale In Garden Adds Color And Interest

Design a Decorative Vegetable Garden with a Rainbow of Colorful Plants

The time has come to put your vegetable garden at the front and center of your home landscape. For too long gardeners have tucked their gardens in the back corner of their yards and let their flower gardens grab all of the attention. It doesn’t have to be this way! Together we can elevate the humble vegetable garden from a …

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Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Attracting Beneficial Insects

Last year my husband came home panicking about the ‘bugs’ all over our plum tree.  We only have room for one fruit tree so any chance that we may not get to eat all those amazing Italian prune plums is reason to panic.  But I was aware of these “bugs” (aphids) and I had actually been allowing them to multiply …

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Garden Therapy Back Yard Play Garden Tour 13

The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Growing espalier fruit trees in the home garden is a wonderful way to grow edibles in small spaces and in decorative ways. Training and pruning fruit trees to grow along walls or fences, keeps the fruit at an easily accessible height, and turns an otherwise standard tree into a garden showpiece. Espaliers can be fruit trees or ornamental, evergreen or …

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Hydroponic Window Farm

12 Edible Gardening Hacks: Delectable Edibles You Can Grow Indoors!

We’re gardeners. We don’t need a patch of earth to grow our own food. No siree. We can grow our food on our windowsill. In a plastic salad box. In a mason jar. Heck, we can even grow food FROM food. Yep. Gardeners can do all of that! Sprouting I do my fair share of sprouting in the winter months to ensure …

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