Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

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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Grow Sweet Organic Strawberries Anywhere With This Guide To Growing Container Strawberry Plants

Growing Strawberries in Containers

When most people think of container gardening, flowers are usually what comes to mind. Container gardening is becoming increasing popular as an easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your space. In addition to flowers this year try something different: strawberries. Strawberries are one of the easiest plants to grow in containers. With strawberries you get a plant with pretty …

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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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Turn Energy Wasting Lawn Into Nurishing Food Gardens

Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Garden Beds

Do you have an unused patch of your world that’s screaming to be turned into raised veggie garden beds? Don’t make the mistake of throwing away all your turf and bringing in brand new soil. This project is about converting nutrient-rich lawn into the most productive vegetable garden in town! This project covers how to build raised garden beds from a gardener’s perspective. …

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Plant Garlic In The Fall And Harvest It Next Summer

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 tramped 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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Fresh Basil recipes

15 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

If you propagated your basil from cuttings like I did this year, no doubt you have a boatload of basil to contend with. Here are some recipes that go beyond the norm and help that basil last throughout the year. Pesto Usually the first thing people think of making with fresh basil is pesto. Make a big batch without the cheese and store in …

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