Wild yeast starter is the same name as a sourdough starter. I’ve begun to refer to it this year as a wild yeast starter because of my…… Read more “Wild Yeast Starter 2017”
Salt is a powerful ingredient working with the science of osmosis and diffusion to change the flavor and texture of both our vegetables and meats. Although I…… Read more “Brining vegetables”
We had such incredible success with our spring planting of Blue Lake Bush green beans that we planted again in a new bed in July. Unfortunately, this…… Read more “Green Bean Surprise”
In February we began 25 tomato plants in our mini greenhouse. There were 5 “Sweet 100s” cherry tomato plants and the remaining 20 plants were a heirloom…… Read more “Tomatoes 2017 “
One of the most important rules of successful gardening is rotating your crops’ garden plots. The plants need a fresh place to live from season to season…… Read more “Know your Vegetable Families”
The following is an photo collection of the veggies we grew or are presently growing.
Smooth and creamy is always a winner on our family table, and I found that creamed pulses fit right into a healthy, pleasant-looking and tasting meal. When…… Read more “Creamed Peas over Veggie Pasta Stirfry”
Learn a tested method of preserving your eggplant harvest!
Isn’t this a beautiful photo of a Norland potato blossoms? This is the first year I’ve planted red skin white potatoes, and there was so much to…… Read more “Potato Harvest Spring 2016”
We have about 5 acres of forest with loads of limbs on the ground in various stages of decay as well as dead branches needing to be…… Read more “Mini Hugelkultur”
I am amazed with the effective protection of creating a garden microclimate. Water and stones (cement) are the most effective heat/cool holders added in a garden. For…… Read more “Make Garden Microclimates “
We can plan our gardens more successfully by knowing particular sunrise/sunset times and how our buildings/trees cast shade in certain areas. Here are some great yearly interactive…… Read more “Plan your Planting Times and Locations”
We planted some Winter Bor Kale last fall 2014 with the hope that we’d have fresh greens throughout the winter. These plants far exceeded our expectations! It…… Read more “Sourdough Fermented-Vegetable Starter”