Whether you are cooking with pumpkins or carving a Jack-O-Lantern, it's likely that you'll find yourself with some extra pumpkin seeds on hand this fall. Don't throw them out! With just a little prep they are a tasty, healthy snack. I should warn you, though, you better make a LOT of these sweet and ... Read More about Deliciously Sweet and Salty Rosemary Pumpkin Seeds
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One of the most rewarding ways to grow your own vegetables is to start them from seed, plus it’s a great educational experience for kids big and small. Root veggies like carrots, beets and radishes do the best when planted directly in the soil where they will grow as they have a delicate taproot ... Read More about Starting Veggie Seeds: Soil Temperature is Key!
Forget seed catalogs, I’m shopping for my tomato seeds at the farmer’s market. Walking through the colorful displays of produce at my local farmer’s market, I’m brimming with anticipation for the next gardening year. The heirloom tomatoes that I pick out today—given they pass the all-important taste ... Read More about Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds Through Fermentation
Growing your own sprouts is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to grow food at home because it requires very little space, can be done indoors at any time of year, and is super easy to do! The only thing that can get a bit confusing is when you go to buy your seeds and find yourself faced ... Read More about The Best Sprouting Seeds and What They Taste Like
This season is when we begin to say goodbye to this year’s vegetable garden and plan for next year’s, and what better way to do both of these things than by collecting and preserving seeds to plant in the spring? Saving seeds from your very best vegetables will give you the very best seeds, so it's ... Read More about Improve Your Vegetable Crops by Saving Seeds the Right Way
These printable seed envelope Valentines make a fun crafty Valentine's Day gift that will keep on giving into the summer months. Give some seeds and your Valentine gets to grow the flowers. What a perfect little gift to sneak in the mailboxes of your neighbor (Random Acts of Valentine's?). Or send ... Read More about Sowing the Seeds of Love with Seed Envelope Valentines
If you grow Alpine Strawberries (also know as Fraises des Bois) you appreciate them for their powerful punch of flavor and easy-going plants that produce well in some shade. In colder areas where plants may not overwinter, sacrificing a few of these delicious berries for their seeds is a smart ... Read More about How To Save Alpine Strawberry Seeds
What seeds should I grow this year? Hmmmm. In true garden hoarder style I’ve collected way more seeds than I can every possibly plant in my tiny gardens. Who can blame me!? Seed companies send me catalogs all winter long. And West Coast Seeds has the most delightful (and addictive) storefront in ... Read More about Choosing This Year’s Seeds
Learning when to prune can be confusing when there are different rules for many different plants, and even differing rules that vary by cultivar! This guide takes away all of that confusion by looking at the basics of how plants grow and using that as your foundation. With just a bit of logic you ... Read More about Want to Know WHEN to Prune? This Will Answer All of Your Questions!
The earthy, nutty flavor of butternut squash is perfectly comforting on a cold autumn day. If you are not used to cooking with this rich, delicious squash, it can be difficult to know what to even do with it. Follow these simple steps to prep and cut butternut squash and you’ll be on your way to pro ... Read More about How to Cut Butternut Squash for Recipes
Now, here is a seriously last-minute decor project that will bring a little garden to the table. These ornamental gourd candle holders are elegant, cozy, fun to make, and surprisingly long-lasting. Gourds are a much harder version of winter squash and pumpkins, making them perfect for decor that can ... Read More about Easy and Festive Gourd Candle Holders
Composting is an environmentally helpful way to improve your garden soil and reduce waste. Yard waste and table scraps can make up a large part of household garbage which could be turned into nutrient-rich amendments for your garden with the right compost recipe. Even if you only have a small ... Read More about A Compost Recipe to Demystify Composting