Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

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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Make These Edible Flower Ice Cubes For Guests The Even Taste A Bit Sweet

How to Make the Perfect Edible Flower Ice Cubes

These edible flower ice cubes make a stunning show in a garden cocktail. Use them to decorate events like weddings or showers, or just to add a little pretty to your glass of water! The only annuals I tend to grow in my garden are edible ones and when I first tasted violas I knew that this stunning plant with …

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Edible Flowers

The Dirt on Edible Flowers (and the Top Ten You Must Try!)

Who doesn’t love to get a beautiful bouquet of blooms or gaze upon a field of wildflowers? A flower’s sole purpose is to be pretty; they need to attract pollinators in order to produce seeds. Not only do they beautify your garden, they can also bring aesthetics and add an exotic flavor to your meals. Yes, I did say flavor! …

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Strawberry From Hanging Planter

Growing Strawberries in Hanging Containers / Grow Bags

Even if space is a problem, you can certainly find a corner of your world to hang a strawberry planter.  The sun-warmed, sweet berries are far superior to the store bought ones that ripen in plastic domes. Once established you have plenty more plants year after year. Growing strawberries in hanging containers is a simple way to grow a large number of plants, and you don’t even …

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