Broccoli is one of our favorite plants to grow in the spring and fall. Not only are the heads delicious, but the leaves add a wonderful dimension to stir fries and provide a lot of valuable nutrients. We like to plant broccoli densely directly by seed in the spring and fall then we thin them down as they grow until only the largest is left.
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Not all of us are fortunate enough to have space to grow in full sun. Many people live in apartments with a balcony and limited sunshine. However, there is lots of food you can still grow in limited sun! Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade
This video shows us planting broccoli and cabbage and talks about strategies we use to deal with cabbage worms. They wreaked havoc on our garden last spring and we’re being more proactive about preventing them this year. Here’s more information on how to use BT to prevent cabbage worm problems! We typically order it on Amazon in bulk and to save money.
February is a great time to get started with growing seeds indoors!
The cool season is one of our favorite times to grow food! Most people are not aware that you can grow food during cool seasons and sometimes some may even survive over winter! We extend our growing season and protect our plants by adding plastic row covers on pvc domes to our raised beds. Check out the video here! Kale gets such a bad rep, but I was pleasantly surprised at how great it tasted when I
Our vision is something that most of us tend to take for granted. Maintaining our eyesight is essential and easy to do by maintaining a healthy diet. You can even grow most of these plants right in your own backyard!
March is one of our favorite months of the year. Life is beginning to emerge from the cold of February, and new sprouts are everywhere! In March, we’re starting many things directly from seed outdoors, and continuing to plant new rounds of spring seeds indoorsto transplant later. The climate is different in every location and you can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Happy January! This is the time to get excited about gardening! Did you make a new year’s resolution to start eating healthier or to live a more active life? Instead of spending time indoors at the gym, we like to kill two birds with one stone and work in the garden. This way we can get some exercise while we’re growing healthy food for our family!
When people think about gardening and growing food, they typically associate it with the spring and summer months. However, fall is actually a better time to grow food than spring for several reasons!