Grow a Winter Garden

Winter Garden Update

OK, we're supposed to have our crops established before the cold weather hits. Despite this best practice, my veggies are growing and we have...
Should You Chit Potatoes

3 Reasons to Chit Potatoes – Is Chitting Necessary?

Chit Potatoes Is chitting just busy work for passionate gardeners? Honest gardening folk would NEVER waste time doing mindless chores to avoid grocery shopping, cleaning...
HOW TO GROW Amaranth

ALL ABOUT Amaranth – History, Cook It, Eat It, Grow It

At school, we call amaranth an ancient grain because it has history. People in Mexico, Guatemala and Peru grew amaranth thousands of years ago and...
how to make fish emulsion fertilizer

Homemade Fish Fertilizer Improves Celery at School

SCHOOL GARDEN UPDATE: We tested a simple "fish tea" solution on half of our celery starts at school and we were impressed with the...
white pumpkins types and uses

11 Fun Pumpkins and Winter Squash and How to Use Them

My oldest and I are on the lookout for the most interesting pumpkins and winter squash. Check these out at your local farm stand...
how to grow organic kohlrabi

How to Grow Kohlrabi and Solve Common Problems

TIPS FOR GROWING GREAT KOHLRABI WHAT IS THE TASTE AND TEXTURE OF KOHLRABI? It tastes like a combination of a turnip, radish and cucumber...
how to grow garlic scapes

How to Grow Garlic Sprouts and Scapes

Grow your own gourmet garlic scapes year round! How to Grow Garlic Sprouts/Scapes The goal is to get sprouts or scapes - not more garlic cloves....
Arugula recipes

10 Ways to Eat Arugula

Arugula is a versatile green. We grow lots of it in our community garden plot. It also grows well in burlap sacks and grow...
about kohlrabi, kohlrabi recipes, how to prepare kohlrabi

How to Eat Kohlrabi | 5 Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi

Everything is doing well at our school garden including the kohlrabi. The farm stand that I visit regularly sells a bunch for $1.75 and...
kale chips

Take the Gas Out of Kale Plus Kale Chips Recipe and More

Why is it that sometimes the healthiest foods are the gassiest foods? Kale, kohlrabi, broccoli and Brussels sprouts should have warning labels - something...
Uses for straw and using straw for mulch in the garden

Difference Between Straw and Hay with Cartoons

Until recently, I thought hay and straw were the same thing. Hayrides, barn floors, over-stuffed scarecrows and cows munching on grass - that's what...

How to Grow Potatoes in Recyled Coffee Sacks

The Great Tater Experiment I tried growing potatoes in my pants, in t-shirts, pillow cases, garbage bags and my husband's shorts! But the "spuds split our...

Zucchini Bread with Flax Seed and Dark Chocolate

It's fun to rev up traditional recipes and this one for zucchini bread gets a health boost from flax seed and other natural ingredients, plus a...

Jack and the Borage Stalk

Wow, this is our borage (starflower) this year. It grew so tall and full  there is enough for the kids and the bees!  Our...

Swiss Chard – My Hero!

After years of steaming swiss chard in a big pot, we've found a much easier and tastier way of cooking chard - Grill It!...
grow garlic in containers

How To Grow Garlic from the Grocery Store, Farmers Market or Certified Seed

Have extra garlic from the grocery store? You can start growing your own garlic with one clove! GROCERY STORE The key is to use ORGANIC...