Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies and all your favorite pumpkin recipes are so much better with your own home grown pumpkins and pumpkin puree. It all starts with choosing a pie pumpkin which is the best choice for roasting or making pies. Learn to select varieties, plant, grow, and harvest these wonderful versatile pumpkins. […]
If you are serious about gardening and feeding your family fresh organic produce then you need to get rid of the “retail gardener” mind set. What is the”retail gardener” mindset? Someone who starts their garden in conjunction with retail stores creating a “garden center” and then ending the season when retail stores are replacing gardening […]
With the fruit harvest winding down, don’t neglect some essential fall chores that are necessary in the organic orchard. Learn about clean up, important last organic sprays to prevent disease the following year, and important winter preparations to ensure you have healthy productive fruit trees the next season.
This is a fun group of greens to grow that adds variety and spice to the normal greens. It includes the spicy frilly mustard greens, flat leafed tatsoi, pac choi and the tight heads of Chinese cabbage. All are grown best in early spring and replanted in Aug/Sept for fall harvests.
We all have our garden favorites. Rutabagas and kohlrabi never seem to make the list. While I wouldn’t go hog wild in planting these, maybe you could try and squeeze a few of the lesser known cool season crops in some corner of the garden.
The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits but only recently has it become the super hero of the super foods. Learn about this amazing fruit and it’s health benefits. Maybe you even have the right climate to incorporate pomegranates into your homestead.