About Growing Garlic

  The genesis of (almost) every meal in our home. These tiny cloves bring so much flavor to dinner. It is so nice to have homegrown bulbs of garlic hanging in our pantry. The best part is (obviously) the taste, but the second best part about homegrown garlic is that it is incredibly easy! Here’s […]

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5 Things We’ve Found Out About Ground Cherries.

Grey and I started growing ground cherries in 2014. For three summers we have enjoyed this not so common fruit for salsas and snacking! Here’s what we know about these cherry sized fruits:   1. It’s best to start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before your average last-frost date…or buy transplants. Be sure to […]

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10 Tips for Growing Awesome Tomatoes

  1. Start With the Right Tomato Plant Tomatoes come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, tastes, temperaments, etc. Choosing the right variety for you is essential to your tomato growing success! We like to start our own tomatoes from seed, to have a larger variety of types to choose from. 2. Preheat the Soil […]

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How to Start Tomatoes from Seed

  Every year we usually do a mix of planting from seed and starts. In more recent years we have been planting more and more of our tomatoes from our own starts. Why? Why start tomatoes from seed when all the work has already been done, and sitting neatly on the nursery rack? We found […]

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A Summer Tomato Harvest.

Dear Friends, We’ve got so many tomatoes, that I (almost!) don’t know what to do with them all. Yes. This is our kitchen, and a wagon full of tomatoes….yes a wagon. The kids, and Grey, love to harvest them…and just about daily–we are getting that many tomatoes. This is also our kitchen…the coffee & tea […]

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Sunday Beet Harvest

Yesterday we decided to pull the beets out of the garden… so I could spend the next 4 1/2 hours pickling them. ….especially when he came across some ripe strawberries!Beets are one of my favorite veggies to grow because they grow so well here.We also pulled the volunteer red potato plant out of this bed […]

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Our Radish Harvest

Our radishes have been the star of the kitchen lately. The spicy daikons, sweet crisp purple plum, and the astounding vibrancy of our chinese red meat radishes are sprucing up our salads and sandwiches. I made some refrigerator radish and carrot pickles on Friday which have been super yummy on homemade bread with veggies. FYI: […]

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First Spring Radishes

Two days ago, we harvested our first spring radishes. We, of course, could have waited until these baby radishes were a tad larger….but we were just too excited? These are “purple plum” radishes…super mild, and somewhat sweet. We left the rest in the ground to pick fresh over the next couple of weeks for salads…and […]

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How to Have a Better Attitude About Weeding.

We’ve been doing a lot of weeding in the garden lately because over the holidays things got a little out of hand.Weeding is one of those tasks that is never-ending, like laundry, dishes or sweeping bits of food from underneath a high chair. It’s probably one of the least adored tasks of most gardeners, including […]

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