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Exciting Announcement About Our Upcoming iOS/Android Mobile App!

One of the hardest aspects of growing food is keeping up with all the various pieces of information for each plant. Each vegetable has its own set of requirements for all sorts of things such as how close together you plant each one, how much water and sunlight they receive, fertilizing requirements and a whole host of other stuff. I often felt lost and overwhelmed when I started and it took a few seasons for […]


What We’re Planting in September!

It’s getting close to the end of the season but there are still plenty of things to plant including one of our favorites, spinach. This is a list of what we’re planting in September in our zone 7 urban Oklahoma backyard food farm.


EASY DIY Tortilla Chips!

These homemade tortilla chips taste incredible with our garden fresh salsa. They’re also great to use for nachos!

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Who We Are

Hi! We’re Dale & Carrie Spoonemore and we decided in spring of 2015 that we wanted to start growing most of the vegetables our family of 6 eats. It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve learned a lot along the way. We want to share what we’ve learned and show how we transformed our backyard from an urban lawn into a sustainable and efficient organic food farm. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re here to show how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably. Click here to read more about how we did it all!

Why We Grow

We originally wanted to start growing our own food so we could eat healthier and save money. Dale’s mission to defeat anxiety and depression is another large reason why we got started. However, we quickly discovered there are many more benefits. We’ve found that the food that comes out of our garden tastes better than what we typically find in the grocery store! We also love being able to walk outside and harvest dinner each night. We’ve found that we eat much healthier when we have a constant supply of organic vegetables coming right from our own backyard. 

What We’re Doing

We’re here to show you that it isn’t difficult to start growing your own food. Here’s a blog post that explains how we decided to start From Seed to Spoon. Check out our  blog  and see what we’re growing, how we’re preparing it, and how we’re preserving it for future use. Watch our  videos  to see how we’ve transformed our backyard into a food farm and learn how you can too!

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& more!

We wanted a place where we could blog about some of the ways we try to live a more natural and frugal lifestyle and the "& more!" section was born out of that idea. This is where we'll talk about how we make our own household products, how we manage cloth diapers, and other topics related to how we live.


Brooklyn and Daphney: The Cooking Bakers

Back in 2014, Brooklyn and Daphney were obsessed with The Kids Baking Championship show and they wanted to start recording shows of their own. We did a few of them and eventually, they lost interest and moved on to something else. They’ve been wanting to record more videos again and I stumbled on some of their videos the other day. I thought they’d fit in well with From Seed to Spoon and wanted to share. Originally […]


My Journey From a 340 Pound Depressed Couch Potato to a Happy and Healthy Urban Farmer

This is my story about losing 120 pounds, running marathons, being on the Rachael Ray show, losing myself, meeting Carrie, proposing to her as Superman, why we started our garden, and how it’s all related to my battle against anxiety and depression. I hope the lessons I’ve learned through it all can help someone else out there!


One of the Most Important Lessons I Learned From Mom

This is a story about how my mom taught me the value in helping others as a child after one of the largest tornadoes in history came through our neighborhood.

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