Category Archive for: ‘Growing Food’

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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Michael Judd With Shiitake Mushroom Log

How to Grow Specialty Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Today’s guest post is from Fungi Fun Guy, Michael Judd, author of Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist. Michael book is a unique how-to manual for the budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, full of creative and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and eating it, too. Back Yard Fungi I often hear, “My yard is so shady that …

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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 – as unkempt, uncontrollable, weeds. Her goal is to introduce gardeners to a list of well-behaved wildflowers that conform to container, garden, and landscape. What …

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Umbrella Greenhouses Growing Lettuce

Seed Starting in Mini Greenhouses

No greenhouse? No problem! Even small space dwellers can start seeds outdoors with a few tips and clever umbrella mini greenhouses. This project is just one in the Seed Starting Series here on Garden Therapy. Check out all the projects and advice as you plan your garden this year. A great place to start is the Ultimate Seed Starting Guide. Find your Container …

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Heirloom Tomatoes

Starting Veggie Seeds: Root Vegetables and Heat-Lovers

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 that doesn’t like to be moved.  Other garden …

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How To Grow It Eat It Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard: Grow it! Eat it!

Swiss Chard is the colorful star of this installment of the Grow it! Eat it! series, where we will talk about growing, harvesting, cooking, and eating these highly ornamental greens. Grow It! Chard comes in many colors and is highly decorative in the garden. This cool-season lover is right at home in the flower garden, but it makes such a …

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