We’re running a contest and giving away a backyard vegetable garden prize pack from Burpee & Smart Pots! Thank you to Smart Pots and Burpee for sponsoring this month’s giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive a Smart Pots Big Bag Bed Jr, a 20 gallon Smart Pot, a $25 gift card from Burpee, and a Seeding Square!
Come tour our backyard & see how we grow food for our family of 6! This tour will show you everything you need to know about how to grow food! You’ll learn how to transform a grass lawn into gardens economically and efficiently. You’ll also learn how to know what, when, and how to grow food using their free mobile app on iOS & Android. Topics also discussed will include composting, watering, rainwater collection, fertilization, […]
Tomatoes are fun to grow and even more fun to eat! The wide usage of tomatoes makes this one of our favorite things to grow in the garden. Bush tomatoes (or determinate tomatoes) only grow to 3 or 4 feet tall, but they bush out and require caging. Vining tomatoes (or indeterminate tomatoes) grow indefinitely until it freezes. Because of this, they require trellising on a tall support structure. Beware of the tomato hornworm, though. […]
Blackberry bushes are fairly easy to grow and are well worth the reward! Luckily there are few pests that bother these bushes and many organic options to help manage them! Birds can be both a pest and an ally in the garden. Birds help with pest control eating a wide variety of insects including aphids, caterpillars, mosquitos, and spiders. On the downside, they will also steal seeds and eat your tomatoes! Treatment Options: You can […]
Dale & Carrie gave a cooking demonstration at the 2019 OKC Home + Garden Show and showed they make a whole chicken in an Instant Pot, then use that chicken to make broth. They also show how to make rice using the broth, ultimately resulting in a delicious chicken stir fry! See the full recipe: https://www.seedtospoon.net/recipe/garden-vegetable-stir-fry/
You won’t be able to truly appreciate peas until you’ve had fresh Sugar Snap peas from the vine. These peas are extremely prolific and typically give us more than we can handle in a season. Because of the versatility of peas in cooking, everyone should be able to find a way to enjoy this vegetable! Peas can be attacked by a variety of different pests, but can be managed easily with organic methods. The cabbage […]
With all of the colors, shapes, and flavors of lettuce available, you can have a different salad every day of the week! Lettuce is adaptable to many different growing conditions but likes to stay in a cool 60 to 65 degrees. It will happily grow in the spring and fall, but you should plan to grow them in the shade during the hotter months to slow bolting. Bolting is whenever the plant turns bitter and […]
Mental health refers to decreasing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Eating a healthy diet is essential for those who struggle with anxiety and depression. By limiting the amount of sugar and eating more vegetables you may notice a change fast! A diet with Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), B12, B6 (Pyridoxine), Folate/Folic Acid, Panthothenic Acid, and other herbs can be helpful to relieve some of these symptoms. This topic is near and dear to us because this was […]
Carrots are tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. We love to grow all different colors and varieties, and the kids have a blast pulling them up! Luckily there are not many pesky pests to deal with for carrots and the ones they do have are fairly easy to manage organically! The carrot rust fly looks similar to the common house-fly with a dark-green body and yellow extremities and […]
We’re excited to announce that weekly planting notifications are now available in the latest update to our From Seed to Spoon vegetable & food garden planner app that makes growing food simple! Adding the ability to receive notifications when it’s time to plant has been one of our most commonly requested features and we’re excited to roll out notifications for both indoor and outdoor plantings in both our iOS and Android app!