Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

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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Grow An Edible Wildflower Garden And Learn To Cook With Them

Edible Wildflowers: Grow it! Eat it!

Ontario’s Wildflower Farm director Miriam Goldberger has joined us today to share her passion for taming wildflowers, which is in fact the title of her book as well! In Taming Wildflowers, Miriam tackles the myths surrounding wildflowers which unfairly portray them as unkempt, uncontrollable weeds. Her goal is to introduce gardeners to a list of well-behaved wildflowers that conform to container, garden, …

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Blistered Shishito Peppers

Growing, Harvesting, + a Three-Course Meal with Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are all the rage, and for good reason. They are easy to grow and even easier to gobble up in a variety of recipes. These flavorful peppers are classified as hot peppers (as opposed to sweet or banana peppers) but they are not all that spicy. One in every ten does have a bit of a kick though, …

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