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Growing Cauliflower – Faux Mashed Potatoes

Growing Cauliflower – Faux Mashed Potatoes

growing cauliflowerCauliflower is one of those unique vegetables that you must get in your garden.  Have you ever wanted to grow cauliflower in your garden?  Are you a cauliflower lover and wanted to know more?  Look no further as you have found an epic guide on how to grow cauliflower.

Mark Twain said it best when he described cauliflower, “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”  I love this quote because when you really look at cauliflower, it does like a brain.  Growing cauliflower to put on your table is so good for your health.  Just take a look below at the benefits, so why wait and just grow cauliflower in your garden.

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Growing Beets for Gatorade Performance Fuel

Growing Beets

growing beetsDid you grow up eating pickled beets and want to relive your childhood memories?  Have you always wanted to grow beets in your garden?  Is your favorite salad mixed with arugula, beets, and goat cheese?  Growing beets is the perfect way to culminate your desire to satisfy these needs.  Beets are a perfect root vegetable that is so easy to grow and taste like no other vegetable.  It has an earthy component to it that makes it a unique flavor for on your plate.

Some cultures even believe that a beet that a man and woman shares will create an endless love between them.  Eating beets are even shown to help you stay together with some increased sexual drive.  You either love beets or you don’t.  It is funny because I am the only one in my house that cares for them.  In fact, I just juiced one with some carrots and celery and had a beet salad for lunch because I had an insatiable craving for beets as I have been researching and writing about beets for a few days.

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Growing Celery Travels back in Time

Growing Celery

growing celeryHave you ever wanted to learn how to grow celery for that fresh taste and crisp bite?  Do you seem to have a hard time getting celery to grow properly?  Wouldn’t it be cool to add your own homegrown celery stalk to your Bloody Mary drinks? Are you looking to boost your health and need a good vegetable to grow in your garden for the fall period?  You need to give growing celery in your garden a try.   It is not too hard to grow once you get it started.

Celery was once cultivated for its medicinal properties in earlier times and now its used for its flavor and healthy qualities.  The popular show Doctor Who even featured the Fifth Doctor who traveled back in time with a sprig of celery stalk on his lapel.  According to Wikipedia, “He claimed in The Caves of Androzani that the celery would turn purple in the presence of certain gases in the “Praxis” range to which he was allergic, although this allergy was not mentioned by any incarnations before or since. He said that if that happened, he would then eat the celery, adding “if nothing else, I’m sure it’s good for my teeth.”

You may not be trying to escape some allergic gas while you whisk thru time.  You might just want to grow celery as an exquisite green vegetable to grow to add to your soups.  Either way, you will find these tips and information below helpful to cultivate these glorious crunchy stems that we call celery.

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Growing Broccoli From Seed to Stir Fry

Growing Broccoli – Stir Fry Madness

growing broccoliBroccoli is one of those vegetables that always seems to stick out in stir-frys.  You can’t miss those big chunks of dark green florets that are steaming hot on your plate of some Asian dish.  Have you ever tasted your own freshly picked broccoli from your garden?  There is a huge difference between supermarket broccoli and homegrown broccoli.   The fresh flavors of homegrown broccoli explode in your mouth.

You have to wonder why George Bush said, “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”  It seems to be the vegetable that always gets pushed off the plate first.  I never understood why kids across America never took to the green goodness.  Perhaps, because it was not prepared right.  I guess my Mom did it right when she steamed it and piled it on my potato with some cheese.  ok, enough talk, I am getting hunger.

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How to Make Habanero Pepper Jelly Recipe

Habanero Pepper Jelly Recipe

You will learn about how to make habanero pepper jelly recipe. It is so simple and easy to make pepper jelly. Here is a kit we used https://amzn.to/2CcqgSA This habanero jelly recipe is super simple to make and does not require many ingredients.  This habanero pepper jelly recipe is super easy to make.

This jelly recipe is super hot and sweet and is perfect for crackers, bagels, and wings. Give this habanero pepper jelly recipe a try.

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Growing Cabbage From Seed to Sauerkraut

Growing Cabbage for the Crock

growing a cabbageHave you ever wondered why they named a doll after a cabbage patch?  Did you know that Sauerkraut & Kimichi is actually from cabbage?  Are you uncertain of how to grow cabbage?  Read ahead and you will discover all you need to know about growing cabbage.  You will learn everything to get you growing cabbage from seed.  You will learn how to care for cabbage and even some inspiration on how to eat it.

Growing up I remember seeing those old time crocks that adorned many European-American homes.  The crocks were used for fermenting vegetables that grow in every garden.  You better believe that they were filled with cabbage and stored away under the countertops until they were bubbling away.  Fermented foods are deeply rooted in the necessity to store food for longer periods of times without refrigeration.  Cabbage was natures answer to the perfect food to take on this challenge.Continue reading

Growing Peas Garden Insider Secret Guide

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Growing Peas is like a Box of Chocolates

gorwing peasPeas are one of those vegetables that are woven into our everyday lives and culture.  Remember the movie Forest Gump and the famous line, “Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.”  Yes, peas do seem to mix well with carrots.  Have you ever wanted to grow peas in your garden?  Want to save some money at the supermarket because man those sugar snap peas are expensive.

You will find a treasure trove of growing pea garden tips to help you get your green thumb.  You will have so many peas that your old aunt’s Pea Soup recipe will be a dance in your mouth from your garden peas you grow.  See if you discover our insider secret tips on how to grow peas.Continue reading

Extend your Garden Harvest: 3 ways of preserving food

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3 ways of Preserving Food

'You reap what you sow'. You need a sure fire way to extend your garden harvest and preserve your bounty of vegetables and herbs.

preserving harvestHello Gardeners, You made it through the growing season of your garden.  By now you might have tons of tomatoes, peppers, and a bush full of basil that can pack a punch in your pesto sauce recipe.  You might have tomato salads and stir-frys every night of the week when you are picking your vegetables daily.

You might be thinking, “What can I possibly use 15 peppers all at once as they are ripe to pick & harvest.  It is the old saying that goes, “You reap what you sow”.  You need a sure fire way to extend your garden harvest and preserve your bounty of vegetables and herbs.  You need some simple and easy ways of preserving food.

You might be thinking that food preservation is some really difficult thing that is left to the professionals.  That could be farther from the truth as these techniques that you will learn are times tested & simple enough to add to your repertoire of gardening mastery. Continue reading

How to Thin Carrots (2 Simple Ways of Thinning Carrots)

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How to Thin Carrots (2 Simple Ways of Thinning Carrots)

Want to learn 2 simple ways on how to thin carrots. You will learn 2 simple techniques of thinning carrots that can be done in your container, pot, or garden beds. Thinning carrots is the process of removing some of your carrots plants out. The carrots may be crowded as it is common with them because the seeds are really tiny and sometimes get broadcast too much together. Learning how to thin carrots will ensure that your carrots can grow to full maturity.

Here are the 2 methods of thinning carrots:

1. You can use scissors to snip the carrots stalks at the base. Just be careful not to cut too many carrot plants.

2. You can also transplant your carrot plant. This helps you move them around to fill out spaces in your container, pot or garden. This is especially helpful if you want to move some carrots plants to another container or spot in your garden. We also go over some other general tips in the video that will help to prepare you to thin carrots.

BONUS CARROT TIP:

You may also find that a better way to prevent the need to thin carrot is to use different seeds.  There are some carrots seeds that enable you to plant the seeds with much ease.  They are pelleted carrot seeds that are much larger in size than normal seeds.  These seeds are coated to make them easier to plant the carrots seeds.  This is a way to prevent thinning them out, but they do cost a little more than the regular seeds.  Your typical carrot seeds packets will not contain as much as the normal carrots seeds either.

Hope that you got some good old fashioned green thumb gardener dirt to help you thin your carrots.  Have any other questions about how to thin your carrots? Post in the comments section of this post!

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