Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

Two kinds of soap come out of this project: soap stars and bars. Turn the stars into soap-on-a-rope and give them, and the bars, as gifts.

The Essential Guide to Rosemary: Care, Uses, and Healing Benefits

Rosemary can be used in so many different ways, from culinary recipes to natural beauty to pest control, and it has long been renowned for its healing properties. This plant is easy to grow and propagate, and a delicious addition to many culinary creations. Follow this essential guide to rosemary for the best tips on how to grow, care for, …

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how to cut butternut squash for recipes

How to Prepare Butternut Squash for Recipes

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 cutting and prepping a butternut squash and you’ll be on your way to pro squash chef …

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These veggies taste better after the frost hits

Vegetables That Get Tastier After a Frost

That first frost can be a sad time for gardeners because it is often thought of as the end of the time of year when we can harvest garden produce to eat. However, there are actually lots of vegetables that not only withstand the frost, but actually taste better after the temperatures drop! These vegetables get sweeter after being kissed …

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hoop house to extend the season

Use Season Extenders for a Late Harvest

Fall is in full swing, which means that many of us have accepted that the growing season is coming to an end. Some of us, however, refuse to accept that because we just aren’t ready to say goodbye to all the hearty, yummy, homegrown produce we’ve been feasting on. There are several ways to extend the growing season of your …

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finishing salt recipe with lime and rosemary

Fresh Herb Finishing Salt Recipe

A fresh herb finishing salt is a flavorful condiment and a creative way to preserve the freshness of the herb garden for use throughout the year. Herb finishing salt can be used to flavor fresh vegetables from the garden or garnish your other culinary creations. It is easy to make and packed with aromatherapy, making the preparation process a therapeutic …

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save seeds

Three Ways to Save Seeds from the Garden

This season is when we begin to say goodbye to this year’s 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? Different seeds have different needs when it comes to collecting them for the following year. Some can simply be transferred straight …

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