The first of our harvest is starting to trickle in. Red and golden beets were on the menu tonight! This year has been a rough one for me in the garden world. My motivation to garden just hasn’t been there this year. I didn’t start my seeds exactly on time, I didn’t fertilize the raised… Read More Red and Golden Beets and Greens
For a gardening blog, this season has really gotten away from me. As an end of the season re-cap this is going to be a little different. Here is the end of the season garden photo… Ta Da!!!! Just a few remaining plants. Even though they probably won’t have time to produce anything else, I… Read More Season Wrap-up
I am loving the first feelings of fall. Grandma passed on some apples – the sour Granny Smith ones, so I thought I would try my new dehydrator and make some apple chips. Easy and yummy and about the only way I will eat a Granny Smith apple. I just got a new Nesco American… Read More Dehydrating Apples
It’s harvest time! Here is a quick tip for freezing zucchini bread for later in the year…grate the zucchini and then puree the grated zucchini. When I first started trying to preserve the harvest, I knew that I didn’t like grated zucchini in my zucchini bread. I don’t like to find chunks of veggies in… Read More Quick Zucchini Bread Tip for Preserving the Harvest
Picked these in the last few days – most of them today. Time to start the canning! I have passed quite a few out to our neighbors already. The cherry sungold tomatoes are by far my favorite. They look kind of yellowish in the picture but they are soooooo sweet! Definitely doing those again next… Read More Tomatoes Coming Out our Ears!
Well…things have changed. I am working in the church garden, but NOT the community garden. Hubby and I decided that that would be just a bit too much especially with the traveling we wanted to do this summer. We made a great decision. I would have been overwhelmed. We just returned from our 2 weeks… Read More Gardening Update – July 20, 2012
If you garden, and especially if you have an organic garden, do not be disappointed when you encounter pest problems. Or at least try not to be. Those bugs, gophers, rabbits, etc. all love your garden too, because it is chemical free. And they suck, sometimes literally :). You will encounter pest problems, there is… Read More The Battle for the Garden
I planted both peppermint and chocolate mint in my divided herb planter. Now I have mint running out of my ears so I have been brainstorming on what to do with my abundance of the herb. A little research shows that this delicious herb has lots of good for you vitamins and minerals. If you… Read More 10 Great Ways to Use Fresh Mint!