Chives are are one of the easiest plants to grow, and we enjoy them so much! Not only do chives taste wonderful as an addition to many meals, but they also add a unique look to your backyard and container garden and can help with pest prevention.
Cilantro is one of our most commonly used herbs in the kitchen. If you let it go to seed, you can get a second herb from the same plant: coriander! Both versions of this plant will give your dish a tasty kick!
The most characteristic feature of this fast-moving reddish-brown to black insect is the pair of approximately an inch long pincers at the tip of a long abdomen. Earwigs thrive in tight, dark, moist places such as under stones, in mulch, soil, (compost & vermicompost bins), and anywhere there is an accumulation of plant debris.
We grow a variety of different types of beans throughout the year. We pretty much are growing a version of peas and beans year round where we live!
This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup recipe is a great addition to your cold-weather meal ideas. We usually have an abundance of sweet potatoes that we grow in our garden around this time so this recipe works great to add in a lot of our fresh ingredients from the garden!
Pasta sauce is probably one of the easiest things to sneak in some extra nutrients without your kids noticing! 🙂 We put a plethora of herbs and vegetables into our sauce without our kids even knowing!
Bee balm is in the same family as mint and is grown very similarly. It is not only easy to care for, but it grows and spreads by itself, coming back year after year. For this reason, it is best to keep them in their own containers so they do not take over other plants in the garden. Bee balm is known for its amazing scent and beautiful flowers! They are great at attracting beneficial critters to your garden including hummingbirds and butterflies!
2019 was a great year for growing! We’ve collected some stats as to which plants and pests were most popular and are excited to share with you our findings!
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!