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Growing Celery | Travel back in Time with a Sprig

Growing Celery | Travel back in Time with a Sprig

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? Continue reading

Growing Broccoli From Seed to Stir Fry

Growing Broccoli From Seed to Stir Fry

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.Continue reading

How to Make Habanero Pepper Jelly Recipe

How to Make Habanero Pepper Jelly Recipe

You will learn about how to make habanero pepper jelly recipe. We even have a cool video that shows you step by step instruction on how to make this jelly. is so simple and easy to make pepper jelly.

Check out the kit that we used for this here

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 From Seed to Sauerkraut

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

Growing Peas Garden Insider Secret Guide

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.Continue reading

Extend your Harvest | 3 Amazing Ways of Preserving Food

Extend your Harvest | 3 Amazing Ways of Preserving Food

ways of preserving foodYou 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.
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How to Thin Carrots (2 Simple Ways of Thinning Carrots)

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. 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!

Vermiculture | Composting with Worms Guide

Vermiculture | Composting with Worms Guide

vermicompostingDo love to garden on your apartment balcony, but want a way to compost?  Are you challenged for space in your garden area?

You will want to read on as we will explore the army of crawlers that can help compost and transform your food and vegetable scraps into black gold for your garden.

Vermiculture is the answer to many gardeners who seek a way to get beneficial microbes and worm castings into your garden soil.

It is so easy to employ earthworms to help produce vermicast for your garden beds or containers.  You will learn all about the vermicompost benefits as well as the methods about how to build a worm bin.Continue reading

Preparing your Garden for a Storm

Preparing your Garden for a Storm

Hurricane Florence prep- preparing your garden for a storm that may be coming.

Make sure that you pick as much as can of your fruits and vegetables. A storm that has any wind over 40 mph gusts can damage or weaken your garden plants.

Make sure to also tie down or put away any lose tools that you may have in your garden area