Procrastinating the harvest is not an option when the fall frosts threaten. When I realized I was bringing in an overabundance of green beans, I had to come up with a plan. Here are some harvesting tips and how I preserved the harvest in the kitchen.
Archives for August 2013
Following my diagnosis of an autoimmune disease and many years of seeking healing, I finally landed on a diet that gave me my life back. In 2012 I found the paleo diet, and I haven’t looked back. Here’s a look into my personal journey.
Milkweed plants have flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. In fact it is the only host plant for monarch butterflies. This article discusses some fascinating facts about milkweed you probably didn’t know, and the plant’s unique relationship to many insects.
The hottest topic of late summer for any gardener is how to manage the abundance of vegetables from the garden. In this post, I’ll focus on how to use and preserve cucumbers, leafy greens, and zucchini.
Root vegetables are an important garden crop, not only because they are nutritious, but also because they can help maximize your growing area by giving you two crops for the space of one. Let’s take a look at the various benefits of root crops and which ones to grow based on your needs.
As visions of homesteads dance in the heads of more and more city folk, they likely include dreams of mini backyard barnyards and the faint sounds of animals foraging. Here are three reasons why we don’t have chickens yet (and what we’re doing instead).
Cilantro is an easy-to-grow herb for the culinary herb garden, and saving cilantro (coriander) seed is super-easy! Here’s how to do it.
Strawberries are a favorite in the garden. To grow your best strawberries, use herbs like comfrey and chives to fertilize and deter pests.